Eradicating corruption a difficult exercise: Gordhan

CAPE TOWN – Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says eradicating corruption is a difficult exercise.

However, Gordhan says a clean-up is taking place in state-owned entities (SOEs).

He was giving feedback to the media in Parliament about the challenges SOEs face.

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Ten Eskom executives implicated in state capture have left and 11 criminal cases have been opened which involve nine senior executives.

An estimated 239 cases of whistle-blowing are under consideration while lifestyle audits of management are also underway.

Gordhan has also blamed instability within the boards of certain SOEs for their collapse.