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Corruption allegations surface against new Eskom CEO

Corruption allegations surface against new Eskom CEO

Barely 48-hours after being appointed new chief executive officer at embattled power utility Eskom, and the firing squad has taking up position against Sean Maritz.

Maritz was appointed CEO on Friday, replacing acting CEO Johnny Dladla.

But on Sunday, reports of corruption surfaced.

The Sunday Times published a report by two Eskom executives accusing the newly-appointed Maritz of deleting evidence linking former CEO Matshela Koko to the controversial Gupta family.

The evidence he is reported to have deleted included information related to suspicious dealings with Gupta-linked firms Trillian and Tegeta.

Maritz is also reported to have received a written warning in 2010 for hiring a friend on a six-month contract.

The under-fire parastatal admitted to knowing about the allegations, but requested that Maritz be given a chance to prove his worth in leading the company.

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