The investigation into Eskom by Parliament will get under way later this month with MPs still to decide on the first witnesses to be called. Picture: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Kimberley - The investigation into Eskom by Parliament will get under way later this month with MPs still to decide on the first witnesses to be called.

Acting chairperson of the portfolio committee on public enterprises, Zukiswa Rantho, said on Sunday that they will meet on July 27 and the hearing will begin on August 1.

She said letters have already been sent out to Eskom and they will know on Tuesday which members and former members of the power utility have responded to the letters.

The committee decided last month to call former chairpersons of the Eskom board, executives and ex-executives to the hearing. These include Ben Ngubane, Zola Tsotsi, Tshediso Matona, Matshela Koko and Brian Molefe.

The committee decided to probe Eskom after its appearance in May, where it failed to answer some of the key questions on the reinstatement of Molefe.

Other issues emerged during the meeting and they related to coal procurement and other problems in the company.

MPs had agreed that they wanted the investigation to be completed within a month, but would extend beyond that if the need arose.

Rantho said that she will on Tuesday be in a position to know who has responded to the letters they sent out to Eskom last month.

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