COAL supply deals signed by Eskom more than 10 years ago would be referred to a special investigating unit, said Businesslive citing the comments of Lynne Brown, minister of public enterprises, the department to which Eskom reports.
Brown was speaking in Parliament before the Standing Committee on Public Accounts which also heard from Eskom CEO, Brian Molefe, regarding a coal contract between Tegeta Exploration and the power utility.
A report by auditing firm, PwC, found that Eskom had not applied the correct controls in vetting a number of coal sales agreements with suppliers, including coal supplied from Tegeta’s Brakfontein mine.
Molefe was quoted in an Eyewitness News report as saying: “The engagement with Tegeta on the Brakfontein colliery and the engagement with Tegeta about their contract on the Brakfontein colliery, actually started in May 2013. I arrived at Eskom in April 2015”.