South Africa: Eskom board to investigate chief exec

Issue 343 - 31 Mar 2017 | 1 minute read

Eskom is embroiled in yet another scandal after public enterprises minister Lynne Brown directed its board to investigate contracts awarded to a company associated with the stepdaughter of interim chief executive Matshela Koko. The opposition Democratic Alliance has written to public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to ask her to investigate.South Africa’s Sunday Times reported on 26 March that Koko’s department awarded eight contracts worth a combined R1bn ($75m) to project management company Impulse International while he was Eskom group executive for generation.

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