Matshela Koko Photo: ANA Pictures
Johannesburg - Eskom has appointed a new evidence leader for the hearing against suspended Eskom boss Matshela Koko.

The last evidence leader, Sebetja Matsaung, was fired by the power utility following his heated confrontation with Financial Mail deputy editor Sikonathi Mantshantsha.

Matsaung was seen on video insulting Mantshantsha because he was not happy with how journalists were covering the hearing against Koko.

Cassim Moosa will take over from Matsaung.

Koko, who has been on suspension for the past couple of months, faces a string of charges including allowing a company where his step-daughter worked to benefit financially from business dealings with Eskom.

His hearing takes place at the same time as the Parliamentary inquiry into state capture, where former Eskom executives have been grilled on the state of company.

Former Eskom boss Brian Dames last week painted a gloomy picture of the questionable dealings at Eskom while he was still at the helm.

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