JOHANNESBURG - The Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises today met in a closed meeting to discuss the process of the inquiry into Eskom, parliament said in a statement.
The statement further said that the committee took the decision to call the witnesses starting from 17 October 2017 to give evidence on the matter. The Committee also decided that the names of the witnesses will not be publicised for security reasons.

The statment from parliament concluded, "The Committee is busy with the process of interacting with the witnesses to give them enough time to prepare for the inquiry. The Committee has decided that the process of the inquiry will be made public."

This follows calls made by lobby group Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) to President Jacob Zuma to institute a full judicial commission into embattled power utility Eskom.

Outa energy director Ted Blom said the commission must be mandated to probe allegations of ongoing corruption at the parastatal. “Eskom is a corrupt cesspool of ongoing crime The executive and board need to be cleansed.


- BUSINESS REPORT ONLINE