Zuma's son and Gupta brothers could be summoned before Parly's Eskom inquiry

MPs want Parliament’s inquiry into Eskom to include allegations of state capture, Brian Molefe's short-lived reappointment as CEO, the awarding of coal contracts and latest leaked Gupta emails.

Parliament’s Public Enterprises Committee discussed the parameters of a full-scale inquiry into the power utility and decided to broaden the scope, reports EWN's Rahima Essop.

This is the committee’s first meeting since resolving to probe the power untility in May.

Essop explains that Parliament is empowered to summon government officials to appear before an inquiry.

DA MP Natasha Mazzone proposed that President Jacob Zuma's son, Duduzane Zuma, and members of the Gupta family be summoned to appear before Parliament.

Parliament's probe is separate to the judicial commission of inquiry into Eskom, launched by Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

Read: Lynne Brown to launch 'wider' inquiry into state capture, Eskom and Molefe

Earlier this month, Brown instructed the utility's board to rescind Molefe’s reappointment as the chief executive.

Eskom board chairperson Dr Ben Ngubane tendered his resignation last week.

Also read: Brown tells Parly Eskom's state capture inquiry will shed light on Tegeta deal

Meanwhile, Eskom says it has submitted two names to Brown to consider for the position of acting CEO.

The inquiry is expected to begin in early August and may run for at least one month.

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