Eskom ‘will allow law to take its course’ regarding allegations of high-ranking executive involved in sabotage

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  • South Africa’s state owned energy utility Eskom has reponded to allegations that one of its high ranking executives is involved in sabotage at its generation plants. 
  • The allegations come in the form of a news article entitled High-ranking Eskom exec linked to sabotage at power stations published by City Press published on 04 June 2023, stating that an Eskom executive is reportedly implicated in sabotage incidents at Eskom. Read more 

Eskom confirmed that they were not approached by City Press to comment on any of its executives allegedly  implicated in sabotage incidents. They do confirm that City Press did approach Eskom on some allegations related to the awarding of a security contract, the involvement of an executive with a fuel supplier and on the statement made by the Minister of Police during his appearance at the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa).

“Eskom responded to questions from the City Press in writing on 20 May 2023 to the best of its ability and knowledge. We, however, noted that City Press used Eskom’s response of 20 May 2023 as a comment to the alleged sabotage. It would have been prudent for City Press to seek a comment from Eskom on the allegations they published yesterday. We would like to confirm that Eskom is amenable to respond to any questions on these serious allegations,” said Eskom in a statement.

“Eskom takes these sabotage allegations seriously and will allow the law to take its course,” they added.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal


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