SA still in dark about Eskom

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SA still in dark about Eskom

Sikonathi Mantshantsha And Sunita Menon | 2017-02-08 08:50:31.0

Believe me: Ben Ngubane, Eskom chairman, speaks at the media briefing at Eskom’s head office, Megawatt Park, in Sandton.

Image by: FREDDY MAVUNDA

South Africans who want to know what caused the near collapse of Eskom in the five years to mid-2015 will have a while longer to wait.

This is because the electricity supplier on Tuesday went back on its word to set the record straight and release the report compiled by law firm Dentons to the public.

This also means the people who were fingered for alleged corruption in the report and are thus responsible for the constraints on the economy at the time‚ are still being protected.

Eskom chairman Ben Ngubane said the utility received legal advice at the last minute that only those who had applied for the document should get it. The utility had wanted to publish the report in order to get “rid of baseless innuendo” and negative publicity.

This leaves South Africans in the dark about the causes the operational and financial near collapse that resulted in the utility running out of cash to pay the salaries of its 49‚000 employees and suppliers.

Full story here.

– TMG Digital/BusinessLIVE



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