Eskom chair Ben Ngubane tells MPs to 'bring it on' as they probe procurement
'Bring the investigation. We will love it. We want to clear our names. We don’t want to be so tarnished as we are. Bring on the investigations. I’m very happy the minister has ordered the SIU to come in'
Eskom board chairman Dr Ben Ngubane has dared MPs‚ telling them he "loved" their idea of criminal investigations at the power utility because he and his team have nothing to hide. Ngubane was speaking during a tense meeting of Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public accounts (SCOPA) which was called to discuss Eskom's questionable coal supply deal with Gupta-linked firm Tegeta. Eskom faced a grilling from MPs on the basis of a PricewaterhouseCoopers review of its coal supply contracts. But a clearly incensed Ngubane told lawmakers "bring it on‚" saying he was not afraid of any probe into the affairs of Eskom.