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'Mkhwebane's Eskom IPP probe is a spurious act designed to slow things down'

30 July 2019 7:46 AM
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EE Publishers MD and editor Chris Yelland analyses the Public Protector's investigation into the power utility.

EE Publishers managing director and editor Chris Yelland says Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's investigation into contracts Eskom signed with renewable independent power producers (IPPs) in April 2018, is a spurious application designed to slow things down and create trouble.

Yelland is responding to the complaint laid by the Anti-Poverty Forum, which raised concerns about the cost of the IPPs' contracts.

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He speaks to Bongani Bingwa as to why he thinks this application is flawed.

We are now seeing some obscure organisation bringing an application to the Public Protector on exactly the same issue that has been dealt with and ruled upon by the courts.

Chris Yelland, Managing director and editor - EE Publishers

The recent court judgment against Mkhwebane has shown that her actions are not in the interest of South Africa or above reproach. And that some of them have been frankly downright illegal.

Chris Yelland, Managing director and editor - EE Publishers

He adds that there was nothing untoward with the bidding and procurement process for the 21 contracts that are being challenged.

The courts have already ruled on this matter, saying that there is nothing untoward and that the previous application was flawed, had no substance and it was set aside.

Chris Yelland, managing director and investigative editor - EE Publishers

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30 July 2019 7:46 AM
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