Eskom board expected to answer questions as inquiry continues

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The former state-owned utility Eskom board is scheduled to appear before Parliament’s Portfolio Committee for Public Enterprises on Tuesday.

The committee is investigating allegations of corruption at the utility.

The inquiry, which began in October, was suspended last week following a request from members of the Eskom board for more time.

Anoj Singh, the suspended chief financial officer at Eskom, is expected to testify on Tuesday.

He was suspended in July this year after emails from business linked to the Gupta family were leaked to the media. The emails showed that Singh had links with the family, and he subsequently admitted to signing a R1.6-billion guarantee to Absa which allowed the Guptas to buy a coal mine, Optimum Coal.

To date, the inquiry has heard testimony from Eskom’s head of the legal department, Suzanne Daniels; three former Eskom CEOs; former board chairperson Zola Tsotsi and Public Enterprises Minister, Lynne Browne, to name a few.

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