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Daniels: I didn't lie to Parliament about meeting with Ajay Gupta

Eskom's suspended legal head Suzanne Daniels says she attended a meeting last year with Ajay Gupta, Duduzane Zuma and Deputy Public Enterprises Minister Ben Martins.

Suzanne Daniels. Picture: Facebook

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom's suspended legal head Suzanne Daniels says she stands by her testimony about a meeting with Ajay Gupta, President Jacob Zuma's son Duduzane and Deputy Public Enterprises Minister Ben Martins.

Daniels has told Members of Parliament she attended the meeting in July where former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe's pension payout court case was discussed.

However, Martins has denied he attended the meeting.

Daniels says she did not lie to Parliament, emphasising that she took an oath ahead of her testimony but also that by virtue of being a lawyer she's an officer of the court.

Daniels' jaw-dropping testimony offers some insight into the shenanigans at Eskom and the Gupta family's alleged influence at the power utility.

Eyewitness News has revealed that Daniels was suspended last month after receiving two separate charge sheets.

The latest one outlines several charges of misconduct that she faces regarding Eskom's contract and payments made to consultancy firm McKinsey and Gupta-linked Trillian.

Daniels compiled a report about Eskom's relationship with the firms and outlined where the utility went wrong, especially in terms of ignoring legal advice on more than one occasion.

She's fighting her suspension at the CCMA.

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