Eskom’s Kusile used as cover for improper payments

Eskom’s group capital division is at the centre of a criminal web that fleeced companies working on the Kusile Power Plant Project to the tune of around R15 million. An investigation into the misconduct by senior Eskom officials has led to many being suspended, reports News24.

Law firm Bowmans worked together with Eskom to identify at least nine former employees that received illicit funds while working as part of the group capital division. The employees were suspended and subsequently resigned while a criminal investigation into their misconduct is also underway.

The employees implicated in the wrongdoings at the power provider received benefits that included cash payments, school fees, personal home renovations, payments to their private businesses and luxury cars.

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