CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance Shadow Minister of Public Enterprises, Natasha Mazzone has laid corruption, racketeering and collusion charges against global consulting firm, McKinsey & Company.
This follows the #Guptaleaks scandal which has revealed evidence of several companies involved in illicit business dealings with the Guptas.
"There are allegations that date back to 2013, McKinsey South Africa has employees that indicated that the relationship between McKinsey, Trillian and Eskom was highly problematic. These allegations were ignored by McKinsey in the US and things continued to go on as is", said Mazonne. Among the notable companies that have been exposed is power house Eskom and multinational PR firm, Bell Pottinger.
The DA demonstrated their stance of zero tolerance against corruption. Mazonne filed charges of corruption, racketeering and collusion against McKinsey at Cape Town Police Station, Buitenkant Street.
The DA has taken action as they refuse to leave South Africa susceptible to further corruption.
Mazonne adds that she requested a parliamentary meeting to be set up. She intended to probe whether or not Eskom had done work with Trillian. The answers she received confirmed that no work had been done.
However, it was later revealed that masses of work had been done, amounting to billions of rands.
Although the charges have been laid at the South African police station, the DA is taking the matter further with international authorities.
Mazonne said that the affidavit and supporting documents will be taken to the American Council of Securities and Exchanges.
The DA hopes that they will also investigate McKinsey US for possible corruption and bribery.
The DA will further add the United States Directors onto the list of witnesses.
The documents submitted will be investigated by the allocated evidence leader, Advocate Vernara who ran the SABC inquiry.
Advocate Vernara asked for 2-3 weeks to get to know the documents and the DA hopes he will give them a date by the end of this week.
"Everyday money is being hemorrhaged from our country and we have to put a stop to it as soon as possible".
Mazonne declared her loss of faith in Minister Lynn Brown as the deadline given for Trillian to answer to the public keeps being extended.
"If not stopped in it's tracks, we could face economic meltdown simply because of greed of multinational companies".
The DA asserted that this case will be monitored very closely through the investigative process of parliament.
"No stone will be left unturned".
- BUSINESS REPORT ONLINE