Dissolution of Eskom Board long overdue- SANCO

The South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) on Wednesday reiterated its call for the
Eskom Board to be dissolved following revelations that the power utility had lied when it defended making payments totalling R1.6-billion to Gupta-linked financial advisory firm Trillian and global business consultancy McKinsey. “The impression that Eskom is a cash-cow for politically connected individuals and their families can only be cleared by a judicial commission into state capture because law enforcement agencies which are supposed to have acted
on overwhelming evidence of rampant looting of resources are failing the country,” emphasised SANCO National Spokesperson, Jabu Mahlangu. Mahlangu said that Minister Lyne Brown seem to have reduced her role to be that of the board’s cheerleader instead of showing the political will to deal decisively with corruption allegations levelled against Brian Molefe, Matshela Koko and Anoj Singh. “Institutionalised plunder at the power utility undermines the objective of the
National Development Plan and the resolve to fight poverty, unemployment and inequality,” he stressed. He warned that delays in commissioning an investigation into allegations of state capture and Gupta-emails leak is damaging South Africa’s reputation and its economic recovery prospects.