Gupta coal contract: Eskom says it's cooperating with investigators


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JOHANNESBURG – Eskom has dismissed reports that findings have been made against it in the investigations of its coal contracts.

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The parastatal insists it is co-operating with National Treasury on its investigation of the contracts, saying that National Treasury has not issued any conclusive findings against it on any of these.

The latest correspondence Eskom had received from Treasury was on August 17, where Treasury supported the extension of the coal supply contract for the Komati Power Station.

Treasury says it approved the extension because there is a need for continuous supply of coal to Komati, as well as for the utilization of the stockyard at Koornfontein premises to supplement the coal stockyard at Komati.

The Koornfontein Mine is, however, owned by the controversial Gupta family.