Karpowership Slams Rival Bidder in Corruption Case

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  • Karpowership SA has fired back at claims that its potential R225-billion power supply deal with Eskom is tainted by corruption.
  • Explosive allegations were made by DNG Power Holdings, a rival bidder in the government’s Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (RMI4P), in a court application filed last month.

DNG chief executive Aldworth Mbalati alleged that the tender had been manipulated to favour Karpowership, and that he had been the victim of a shakedown by senior government officials and a businessman associated with the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe.

The tender was issued and adjudicated by Mantashe’s department, which selected Karpowership as preferred bidder for the lion’s share of 2,000MW to be supplied to Eskom.

But in a 59-page affidavit filed with the Pretoria High Court last week, Karpowership business development director Mehmet Katmer turned the allegations on DNG: …..

Read more of this exclusive story from the amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism HERE



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