JOHANNESBURG - Technology group EOH said on Tuesday an investigation by ENS had found evidence of serious governance failings and wrongdoing at the company, including unsubstantiated payments, tender irregularities and other unethical business dealings primarily limited to public sector business run from its head office as well as EOH Mthombo and a limited number of now-former employees.
"The employment relationship with EOH has been terminated with individuals who have been directly implicated in the identified wrongdoing," it said in a statement, adding that it had reported the concerns and the details of the parties implicated to the Directorate for Priority Crimes Investigation, known as the Hawks.
"EOH is committed to ensuring that all perpetrators of wrongdoing are brought to justice. EOH has instructed ENS to initiate criminal charges and lodge civil claims to recover losses, as appropriate," EOH said.
EOH was thrust into a corporate scandal in 2016 after allegations of compliance and governance irregularities emerged, involving various government departments such as defence, water and sanitation, as well as the South African Police Service and eThekwini municipality, among others.
This prompted the company to launch an internal investigation into public sector contracts. The scandal has claimed the scalp of EOH founder chairman and former CEO Asher Bohbot, who stepped down from the board in February.