The African National Congress (ANC) has declared that they are actively consulting with their legal advisors regarding the statements issued by former Eskom CEO, Andre De Ruyter, which incriminates the organization for alleged criminal activities within the power utility.
ANC Spokesperson, Mahlengi Bhengu-Motsiri said in a statement on Sunday the party has notified De Ruyter that he has seven days to comply with his moral and legal duties by officially reporting any misdeeds or criminal behaviour he has witnessed as he has yet to take any action.
De Reyter had claimed during an interview with eNCA’s Annika Larsen that a disingenuous ANC MP was accountable for Eskom’s deficiencies.
De Ruyter acknowledged that the ANC viewed Eskom as “a cash-cow.” He continued on to state, “I had alerted” the Cabinet Minister that “there was one particular top-ranking politician that was involved in this.
Bhengu-Motsiri said if De Ruyter does not come forward with evidence of those he claims to be involved in corruption, the ANC is considering pressing criminal charges.
The ANC reminds De Ruyter that it is required by law to report any knowledge of corruption, theft, fraud, extortion, forgery, or the issuance of a forged document involving an amount of R100 000 or more.
She said the ruling party is unwavering in its commitment to dealing with corruption and any other form of criminal behaviour. This is done while making sure to bring all wrongdoers to justice.
“We urge De Ruyter to provide concrete evidence to back up his claims and to file criminal charges, so that law enforcement agencies can investigate and prosecute those suspected of wrongdoing, including any ANC members or public officials who have violated the laws of the Republic and the principles of the ANC Constitution and their oath of membership,” said Bhengu-Motsiri.