Eskom adamant disciplinary process was transparent

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Eskom is adamant that the disciplinary process that cleared two of its senior executives of any wrongdoing was transparent.

Matshela Koko will resume his position as Eskom head of generation while Prish Govender has been reinstated as head of group capital.

Allegations against Koko related to him awarding contracts to a company linked to his step daughter.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says the disciplinary process was a sham.

Eskom says it’s ready to defend itself if the DA takes legal action against the company’s decision to reinstate the two senior executives.

The power utility’s spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe insists that the disciplinary process was conducted professionally.

“If they do go to court, Eskom will be able to present its case there to show that the whole process was done in a very professional and transparent manner. This notion that Eskom did not do anything essentially to protect the integrity of the hearing is incorrect.”

Phasiwe adds: “We have noted that the DA is saying that they are going to take the matter to court and we welcome everyone’s opinions about how this company should  be run because it is a public institution.”