Martins refutes Eskom manipulation claims

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Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises Ben Martins has briefed the media in Parliament on allegations that he’s been trying to manipulate the case court of ousted Eskom CEO Brian Molefe.

Martins has described suspended Eskom Head of Legal Services and Governance, Suzanne Daniels, as a liar.

Daniels made the allegations when she appeared before the Parliamentary inquiry on State capture on Wednesday.

She said she met the Deputy Minister, AJ Gupta, Duduzane Zuma, and a Chinese lady through a Gupta associate, Salim Essa, and the Gupta family wanted to know the progress on the Molefe court case.

Martins has denied attending the meeting in question.

“The meeting, alleged tea party meeting to have been spoken about, I have not been party to such a meeting. I did not have the sense that the minister with regard to the Brian Molefe matter was getting a full report in regard to all the issues around that.”