Special Investigating Unit confirms Eskom probe

On Friday, Eskom announced that CFO Anoj Singh had been suspended pending a disciplinary hearing.

This followed an internal report that revealed details of the extent to which Eskom went, to cover up and continue dealing with the Gupta-linked company Trillian, against internal and external advice.

EWN reporter, Gia Nicolaides has been working on the story very closely. She adds that in addition to Singh's suspension, there are three other unnamed executives who are seriously implicated in the allegations.

Nicolaides explains that the power utility has not declared what they are planning to do going forward.

We have however, heard from the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) this afternoon who said they have done an initial probe.

Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter

Also read: Eskom confirms Anoj Singh suspended

She goes on to say the SIU will now send their report to the justice department and then has to go to Presidency for approval. Only once it has been approved and gazetted can they start the investigation reports Nicolaides.

We are some weeks away from investigation beginning.

Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter

Nicolaides says although Eskom admitted to paying Trillian in July it isn't enough because it was soon revealed that payments to the Gupta linked company were made at least four times.

She goes on to add that Singh not only mislead the Eskom board, but also lied to the public enterprises minister, Lynne Brown several times.

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