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2023-04-18 at 17:41 #400664Nat QuinnKeymaster
The date has been set. Former Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter is expected to appear before the Parliament Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) next week.
De Ruyter will engage the Committee on his allegations of corruption, theft, maladministration, sabotage, criminal cartels, and financial irregularities at the power utility.
SCOPA BELIEVES IT’S IMPORTANT TO ENGAGE WITH DE RUYTER ON ALLEGATIONS IN LINE WITH CONSTITUTIONAL MANDATE TO HOLD ESKOM ACCOUNTABLE
Before adjourning Tuesday’s SCOPA meeting, Committee Chairperson Mkhuleko Hlengwa informed his colleagues that De Ruyter would be appearing before them virtually on Wednesday, 26 April.
“I received a request from Mr de Ruyter, through his legal representatives, to appear virtually. I have acceded to that request. However, we will be meeting physically, as a committee, for the purposes of pushing back on load shedding and connectivity issues,” said Hlengwa.
As previously reported, in his initial response to SCOPA, de Ruyter indicated that he would present a written submission to the Committee on the allegations.
“The committee believes that it is important for it to engage with Mr de Ruyter on these issues in line with its constitutional mandate of holding Eskom accountable on matters related to the financial administration of the power utility, including the procurement of goods and services,” said Hlengwa in a statement dated 30 March 2022.
De Ruyter’s allegations were made during a televised interview aired on 23 February. He was asked to leave Eskom shortly after. He has kept a low profile since then.
source:De Ruyter to speak on Eskom corruption before SCOPA next week (thesouthafrican.com)
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