SIU confirms possession of Fivaz report into Eskom graft

SIU confirms possession of Fivaz report into Eskom graft

Special Investigations Unit head Andy Mothibi told Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts that the unit is in possession of the much-talked-about Fivaz report.

Gen Mothibi

Earlier this year Eskom’s former CEO Andre de Ruyter told Scopa that he had commissioned the services of a private company to investigate the alleged acts of corruption and criminality at the power utility.

It was later revealed that the probe was partly bankrolled by Business Unity South Africa, which paid R18 million towards the estimated R50 million bill for work done.

Eskom’s board of directors, executives, and the relevant authorities, including the SIU, told the committee that they had neither commissioned nor seen the report.

On Wednesday Mothibi said they had fulfilled their commitment to Scopa to find the report and they are going through it. 

“We reached out to George Fivaz Forensics and Risk, which was the company that conducted this investigation. I can confirm that the SIU has obtained this report.”

He said the document, which is more than 1,400 pages long, was being subjected to the unit’s investigation methodology and protocols and would inform further investigations and referrals.

“We are aware acutely aware that we have to deal with this report as urgently as possible to determine the course of action. That course of action should bear in mind that this report could enable the required outcomes or further investigation by SIU, SAPS or DPCI, or ID."

Mothibi said they were also investigating how the investigation was commissioned as part of their probe into maladministration.

The police deputy minister Cassel Mathale confirmed that the Hawks are also in possession of the report

Meanwhile, Mothibi has also told the committee that they are aware of the recent allegations of corruption and involvement of sabotage against Eskom’s head of security, and they are looking into the claims.


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