JOHANNESBURG - The Eskom board is once again coming under fire in parliament yesterday over how it axed former executives and pushed through a tender deal R1 billion for information technology and maintenance at power stations.
Former chief executive Tshediso Matona and group executive for enterprise development Erica Johnson told of fights over procurement and The New Age breakfast deal worth R43 million when the utility was in financial distress.
Matona told the inquiry into state capture that Eskom was already facing a cash crisis when he was still the department of public enterprises’ director-general.
This resulted in the R23 billion secured after the government sold its 13.91 percent Vodacom stake in 2015.
In addition, the government converted its loan of R60bn into equity.