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Democratic Alliance Shadow Minister of Public Enterprise Natasha Mazzone

The Hawks must investigate Koko

Democratic Alliance (DA) has on Monday laid criminal accusations against the recently reinstated Eskom CEO, Matshela Koko.

DA Shadow Minister of Public Enterprises Natasha Mazzone said charges against Koko takes after the “sham” disciplinary hearing, clearing Koko of all charges relating to misconduct.

“We have laid charges as far as the Public Finance Management Finance Act (PFMA) as we trust Koko may have utilised his position at Eskom to dishonorably profit his stepdaughter’s company and her, which, assuming genuine, is an infringement of the Act,” said Mazzone.

It was recently reported that Koko purportedly granted lucrative Eskom contracts, worth R1 billion, to Impulse International, a company connected to his stepdaughter.

He was additionally clearly associated with endorsing R650 million credit from Eskom to Gupta-connected Tegeta, so as to guarantee that the Guptas bought Optimum.

“Since Eskom and the Minister of Public Enterprises, Lynne Brown, are unequipped for holding the apparently caught and vigorously embroiled Koko to account, it is up to the Hawks to explore the issue and to make a move should the investigations to discover proof of wrongdoing,” said Mazzone.

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