JOHANNESBURG - Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says Eskom is not a feeding trough for the ANC.
He says many other companies and organisations are feeding off the utility.
But, he does admit there are links to the ANC's investment arm, Chancellor House.
He was appearing before Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts earlier.
Gordhan said, "Eskom is not just a feeding trough for the ANC as the former CEO alleges, there has been instances where there has been a link, and one can't deny that, between institutions like Chancellor House in some of the projects that have been undertaken, but at the same time, it's important to recognise that multi-nationals institutions like ABB, SAP, local companies like Trillian and construction companies with whom some litigation and some negotiation are still continuing between Eskom and themselves and plethora of others, are and have been feeding off the Eskom situation itself."
"There certainly needs to be a separation in my view, between the state and the party, and hopefully we will move more in that direction in the coming years."