Scopa to launch probe into Eskom’s De Ruyter

Scopa to launch probe into Eskom’s De Ruyter

Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) will launch an investigation into Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter.

Andre De Ruyter

The committee says it will consult with Parliament’s legal services on the way forward after it received a complaint from the utility’s suspended chief procurement officer Solly Tshitangano.

“Yesterday (Tuesday) Scopa received correspondence from the CPO, which had a material bearing on the matters which the committee would have dealt with in today’s hearing,” Scopa said in a statement. 

“Some of the allegations contained in yesterday’s letter were brought to the attention of the board of Eskom as far back as February 2020. 

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“The committee will be investigating the very serious allegations levelled against the group chief executive officer of Eskom specifically, as well as procurement and contract management in general. The GCEO will be granted an opportunity to respond to those allegations.”

The committee will now receive legal advice on how to proceed with the matter.


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