Eskom considering taking state capture report on review

Eskom considering taking state capture report on review

The former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela again came under fire today as Eskom continued to question the legitimacy of the State Capture report.

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In her report, Madonsela fingered CEO Brian Molefe and his relationship with the Gupta family as well as questioning the validity of the power utility's board.

In a briefing today the board made it clear - they are seriously considering taking the report on review.

The company's assets, deals and possible conflicts of interest were detailed in a presentation, with the board sticking to its guns - Eskom's dealings with the Gupta owned coal company Tegeta was a business decision to tackle load shedding and complied with the power utility's procurement policy.

Board Chairperson Ben Ngubane again said speculative observations by Madonsela in her report, as well as people in general, are dangerous.

"This thing of setting people's minds against other people is going to kill this country. There is a huge effort to demonise some people, promote some people when the underlying facts are not understood," Ngubane said.

Molefe said he was seeking legal advice on what he will do next, but again stressed that Madonsela never spoke to him about these claims.

"I feel that her failure to ask me these questions has resulted in enormous prejudice and damage to myself and I would like to reserve my rights and take legal advice," Molefe said.

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