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Public protector clears Eskom COO of maladministration and improper claims

Johannesburg - Public Protector propose Busisiwe Mkhwebane has cleared Eskom leader operating officer Jan Oberholzer of diverse allegations of maladministration and wrong behavior levelled against him.

Public Protector advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane briefs the media in Pretoria. Picture: Bongani Shilubane/African News Agency (ANA) Archives

Mkhwebane on Tuesday launched three reviews on her investigations however become not able to make any findings nor take any remedial motion on the grievance by means of SA Federation of Trade Unions preferred secretary Zwelinzima Vavi on behalf of Eskom unique initiatives popular manager Mark Chettiar.

”We have therefore determined now not to pursue the problem any in addition and as a consequence finalise it with the aid of a last file,” she said.

Mkhwebane may also not discover that the behavior of Eskom constituted wrong behavior as envisaged inside the Constitution and maladministration or abuse of electricity as envisaged within the Public Protector Act.

Chettiar accused Oberholzer of taking part in conferences and supported the extension of a agreement between Eskom and Stefanutti Stocks but failed to reveal that he owned shares in that agency.


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Oberholzer had pressed for the charge of R42 million to Aveng Construction by using Eskom in spite of the latter no longer acting in line with its required contractual responsibilities, in keeping with the allegations towards him.

Mkhwebane stated the issue regarding the allegations that Eskom entered right into a contract with Aveng Construction, which obliged Eskom to pay an quantity of R42m despite the fact that such fee was now not warranted, became determined by using the South Gauteng High Court in September last yr when Eskom turned into directed to pay the organisation nearly R40.1m which include interest.

”By virtue of Section 6(6) of the Public Protector Act, the Public Protector can't look at court docket selections,” she said.

Eskom previously appointed advise Nazeer Cassim SC to analyze the allegations and he encouraged that the disciplinary motion he proposed against Oberholzer be held in abeyance till high courtroom litigation initiated by using Aveng Construction towards the energy utility became finalised.

The count has also been investigated by using endorse Eric Mkhawane SC and internally through Eskom.

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