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Eskom, the state-owned energy company, claims it is still committed to eradicating fraud and
corruption within the company.
This comes after a City Press article over the weekend claimed that authorities were preparing to
detain a top Eskom executive amid claims that the executive was involved in sabotage attempts to
target power plants and create malfunctions.
“Eskom takes these sabotage allegations seriously and will allow the law to take its course. Eskom is
committed to rooting out fraud, corruption and sabotage within its ranks and will fully cooperate
with law enforcement to ensure the most effective and coordinated responses to any crime related
to Eskom’s operations,” the power utility said on Tuesday.
Turning to the report itself, Eskom said it was “never approached by City Press to comment on any of
its executives allegedly implicated in sabotage incidents”.
“However, we can confirm that City Press did approach Eskom on some allegations related to the
awarding of a security contract, the involvement of an executive with a fuel supplier and on the
statement made by the Minister of Police during his appearance at the Standing Committee on
Public Accounts (Scopa).
“Eskom responded to questions from City Press in writing on 20 May 2023 to the best of its ability
and knowledge. We, however, noted that City Press used Eskom’s response of 20 May 2023 as a
comment to the alleged sabotage. It would have been prudent for City Press to seek a comment
from Eskom on the allegations they published yesterday. We would like to confirm that Eskom is
amenable to respond to any questions on these serious allegations,” the power utility said.