The Sunday Times has revealed Public Enterprises minister Lynne Brown's involvement in a series of non-disclosures of possible conflicts of interest within Eskom.
E Smart Solutions which is owned by Brown’s partner, Ingrid Tufvesson, and Michelle McMaster, the mother of Brown’s former personal assistant, Kim Davids, secured two contracts with Eskom worth R1.2-million in the space of five months this year.
Deputy Editor at Financial Mail, Sikonathi Mantshantsha says this revelations explains why Brown was reluctant to take action against Eskom executives who are implicated in state capture.
This is the smoking gun we've been looking for to explain Lynne Brown's spinelessness and her reflexes behaviour around Eskom. Everyone could see there was a lot more than meets the eye with her behaviour.— Sikonathi Mantshantsha, Deputy editor at Financial Mail
We were all afraid that the truth was more sinister than what she was letting on, now we know why she would not take any action against any of the executives at Eskom... this is just the first of many to come, possibly even illegal involvement in Eskom.— Sikonathi Mantshantsha, Deputy editor at Financial Mail
Mantshantsha says they are still working on recovering more on this story, hoping to uncover the truth soon.
Brown is pretending not to have any idea what her partner was up to, but that's hard to believe, says Mantshantsha.
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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Minister Lynne Brown's partner scored R1.2 million contracts with Eskom