Eskom defends reinstatement of senior executives

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Power utility Eskom says it is ready to defend itself if the Democratic Alliance (DA) takes legal action against the company’s decision to reinstate two of its senior executives.

Matshela Koko and Prish Govender were cleared of any wrongdoing at a disciplinary hearing following allegations of malpractice and corruption.

Koko resumes his position as Eskom Head of Generation, while Govender has been reinstated as head of group capital.

The DA says Koko’s disciplinary process was a sham.

However, Eskom Spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe says the process was transparent and conducted professionally.

“This notion that Eskom did not do anything essentially to protect the integrity of the hearing is incorrect. 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. But 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.”

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