Koko to give evidence at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture

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The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture will on Tuesday hear Eskom-related evidence when the company’s former Acting CEO Matshela Koko returns to give evidence.

On Monday, the commission heard from former Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) GCEO, Lucky Montana who called on the governing African National Congress (ANC) to speak out honestly about how it raises its money.

He told the commission that it is a way of life for the ruling ANC to ask that CEOs of state-owned enterprises assist the party with its financial obligations.

“The unfortunate thing, I hear the leadership of the ANC they say this is the work of some people, no this is the way of life in the ANC, there is no single SOE that the ANC has not approached either as an organisation or individual leaders of the ANC or people who claim that they are raising money on behalf of the ANC, half of that money doesn’t reach the ANC.”

VIDEO: Montana testifies on Monday:


In March, Koko accused President Cyril Ramaphosa of interfering in Eskom’s operational matters when he was deputy president.

Koko has alleged that Ramaphosa instructed the then Board to dismiss him before holding a meeting: