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File image: IOL.
Suspended Eskom CFO Anoj  Singh. File Image
Suspended Eskom CFO Anoj Singh. File Image
CAPE TOWN - Four senior officials from Eskom will face a disciplinary hearing for their involvement with Gupta-linked company Trillian.

Eskom has attested to the fact that R500 million was paid to Trillian for almost no work.

The energy supplier has confirmed that in addition to CFO Anoj Singh, three other officials will have to answer for their actions.

Anoj Singh
According to an internal Eskom report these senior executives ignored advice from members from within the company and continued to deal with Trillian. Moreover the officials continued to enter into a contract with McKinsey, despite warnings against it.

The three executives are:

Prish Govender

Charles Kalima

Edwin Mabelane

The three executives were given their suspension orders on Monday, according to Eskom. Eskom’s Khulu Phasiwe said: “There’s intention to take disciplinary measures against them but it doesn’t mean that they’re guilty at this stage. It just that they need to explain themselves.”

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) on Monday also responded to reports that it was yet to commence with its investigation into Eskom, saying the proclamation process was still being followed.

This after reports emerged over the weekend that the unit was yet to commence with its probe into the utility as President Jacob Zuma had not approved it.

In May, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown announced she had referred all Eskom procurement for the past 10 years, including the controversial Tegeta coal deal, to the SIU for investigation.


-BUSINESS REPORT ONLINE