Eskom to get help from an inter-departmental unit
Embattled power utility Eskom will be receiving help to resolve its current challenges from an inter-departmental unit, the Department of Energy has announced.
The deparment believes that resolving the problems at the powere utility as quickly and effectively as possible would be to everyone's benefit.
The unit is reportedly already active at Eskom, the department confirmed, and has already dealt with the allegations related to chief financial officer Anoj Singh by suspending him and charging with amongst others, gross financial miconduct.
The department said that the newly appointed chief executive officer, Sean Maritz, has also been shifted in what the state-owned enterprise has called its rotation system. Maritz, however, has already come under fire as allegations of corruption against him have surfaced.
The newly-formed inter-departmental unit will additionally be interrogating irregular tenders - worth billions - that have been awarded, as well as the appointing of staff at executive level, amongst other issues.
The energy department said that it was necessary to form this unit as the state-owned enterprise had been hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons over the last few months, most regularly for allegations related to corrupt and suspicious deals linked to companies owned by the Gupa family.
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