Solidarity slams Koko’s corruption case decision

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Trade union Solidarity’s Deputy Director Deon Reyneke has slammed the Middelburg Specialized Commercial Crimes Court decision to strike off the roll former acting Eskom Chief Executive Officer Matshela Koko’s corruption case.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says the ruling made by the court has no bearing on the merits of the case except procedures.

Reyneke has called on the NPA to prosecute Koko.

“From the beginning we’ve said, every person must have a day in court and Mr Koko must have his day in court. We hope the National Prosecuting Authority is ready and takes this case further,” adds Reyneke.

Below is the full interview with Deon Reyneke:

Meanwhile, Koko says the R2.2 billion corruption case against him and 18 others was based on hatred.

Koko, his wife, two step-daughters and others were arrested last year, in connection with corruption that allegedly took place during the construction of the Kusile Power Station in 2015.

He has welcomed the judgment.

“What we see here is hate crime. What has happened to me and my family is nothing else but hate crime. What happened here should not happen to any family. The court has said to the NPA [National Prosecuting Authority], you are fooling the public. You came here and asked for a postponement because the statement of the Germans is very immaterial and you come back and change your mind.”

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