Minister demands answers from Eskom board


Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown defended government and Eskom on the load-shedding issue. She spoke during the second day of the 2015 SONA debate in the Naitonal Assembly on Wednesday, 18 February.

JOHANNESBURG - Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has given Eskom's board 48 hours to respond to fresh revelations about its relationship with a Gupta-linked firm.

That's after the power utility allegedly lied from the very beginning about dodgy payments, amounting to R1,6-billion.

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Initially, Eskom claimed that its payments to advisory firm Trillian and global consultancy McKinsey were above board.

Brown is demanding as satisfactory explanation from Megawatt Park.

The Hawks -- who are apparently conducting a massive probe into state capture -- confirmed the matter will form part of its investigations.