Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has expressed confidence that the country will begin to see proper investigations and prosecutions into allegations of corruption at state-owned enterprises.

He was speaking in an interview with the SABC in Washington – where he has been engaging the leadership of the World Bank on global best practices in the monitoring and management of state owned entities.

Gordhan says radical surgery is required to ensure that Eskom‘s R13-point-five-billion municipal debt is serviced.

“I’m sure we’re going to get to point very soon where effective investigations happen, evidence is compiled properly, people are taken to court an a team of prosecutors do what they’re supposed to actually do and I think that’s what the public expects at the end of the day, that those who have been guilty in relation to some of these activities need to pay some kind of price because they’ve actually set us back a few years.”

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