REVEALED: How Eskom load-shedding was a get-rich scheme
The blackout emergency, which cost South Africa an estimated R300-billion, was engineered to benefit favoured companies
The Eskom manager given the job of buying more than R10-billion of emergency coal during the 2008 power crisis negotiated several "irregular" contracts - including one with a friend - and resigned shortly after an investigation was launched. This is one of several claims in yet another explosive Eskom report, this one by auditing firm Deloitte, which investigated alleged dodgy dealings within the power utility during the blackout period. That report prompted an investigation by the police's Special Investigating Unit and was given to President Jacob Zuma in 2014. Both reports point to the possibility of criminal activity related to the emergency procurement of "blackout" coal under the watch of lead procurement negotiator Koos Jordaan. Eskom yesterday said it had implemented all the recommendations of the Deloitte report. "Consistent with this, Koos Jordaan is no longer part of Eskom consequent on the Deloitte investigation. Eskom and the Special Investigating Unit are in contact wi...
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