Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe told Parliament on Tuesday that he only joined the parastatal after it had already signed a contract with the Gupta-owned coal company Tegeta.
EWN Reporter, Lindsay Dentlinger says the big question is how Tegeta got this contract above other companies, but Eskom is not answering that question directly.
Eskom board chairperson Ben Ngubane is only saying that they have to understand that Eskom is always on the crunch trying to avoid load shedding and that it has to have a good coal stock pile...— Linsday Dentlinger, EWN reporter
He says he is turning this around looking for more BEE compliant bits and opening up their bidding process to be more competitive.— Linsday Dentlinger, EWN reporter
So we are not really getting answers as to why they chose Tegeta over everybody else, safe to say that Eskom's procurement decisions rest on trying to avoid load-shedding.— Linsday Dentlinger, EWN reporter
To hear more of this report by Lindsay Dentlinger, listen below: