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Koko hearing evidence leader linked to Eskom

Sebetja Matsaung owns shares in a firm that Eskom had planned to do business with but he's denied any conflict of interest.

FILE: Matshela Koko. Picture: eskom.co.za

JOHANNESBURG - Concerns have been raised about a possible conflict of interest at Eskom executive Matshela Koko's disciplinary hearing.

The lawyer leading evidence at the hearing owns shares in a firm that Eskom had planned to do business with but he's denied any conflict of interest.

Koko also reportedly appointed the presiding officers for the hearing, after he rejected candidates apparently because they are white.

He is facing several charges including a contract awarded to his stepdaughter's company.

The lawyer leading evidence in Koko's disciplinary hearing Sebetja Matsaung apparently has links to Eskom but claims this isn't a conflict of interest.

The hearing got off to a slow start this week with several delays due to the availability of the chairman and other issues.

Meanwhile, a forensic investigator has testified that there's no evidence against Koko that he awarded a multi-million rand contract to Impulse, a company his stepdaughter was involved in.

Koko apparently declared a conflict of interest when he discovered his relative held shares in the company.

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