Scopa still deciding if parliamentary probe needed for Eskom corruption allegations

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Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) says it expects the Eskom Board to work with speed and efficiency to address the power utility’s issues.

Scopa has conducted an oversight visit to Eskom’s Megawatt Park head office in Johannesburg.

Scopa says it will determine if a full-scale parliamentary probe is required following corruption allegations by Eskom’s former CEO, Andre de Ruyter.

Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa), Mr. Mkhuleko Hlengwa says, “The draft terms of reference are already there, but we need to satisfy ourselves as to whether it will be worthwhile to pursue these issues and get the answers now. There is a new board at Eskom, and we have a new appreciation as they have been thrown into the deep end. Where we need to crack the whip is to ensure the board does the work that it is expected to do. We don’t doubt them, but we expect them to move with a renewed sense of energy and speed on these issues.”