McKinsey ignored staff warnings on Gupta fiasco

File: Gupta owned company Trillian which is accused of dodgy deals with consultancy group McKinsey. Photo: Google Maps

JOHANNESBURG – International consultancy group McKinsey is accused of ignoring warnings of the risks associated with Gupta-linked Trillian.

Reuters reported on Wednesday that two former employees claim McKinsey was made aware of the problems as far back as 2013.

READ: Gupta-linked Trillian says it has proof against McKinsey

The consultancy is said to have ignored the advise as it sought to secure a contract with Eskom.

The leaked Gupta emails show that McKinsey instructed the power utility to pay Gupta-owned companies for work that was not done and that Trillian received over R250-million.

READ: Eskom paid Trillian directly: McKinsey

Mckinsey maintains it cut ties with Trillian last year after determining the company was unfit. It has since denied any wrongdoing and has launched its own internal investigation.

Corruption Watch has indicated it will lay criminal charges against McKinsey in the United States.

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