Minister orders Eskom to hand over documents in contracts probe

National Treasury and Eskom have been involved a public spat over a probe into Tegeta's contracts with Eskom.

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says she's asked Eskom to hand over documents related to a coal contract with Gupta-owned company Tegeta to the National Treasury today.

The finance ministry says its efforts to get this information had been met with resistance.

Eskom has previously denied claims that proper procedures weren't followed when signing this contract with Tegeta.

Brown says she doesn't know if payments were made in advance but has asked Eskom to hand over all documents.

"I've asked Eskom to release the 172-page document to Treasury so that we could put this matter to bed."

The minister added that there's no proof that the coal supplied by a Gupta-owned company is sub-standard or that Eskom paid Tegeta Resources in advance.

She adds she will await the outcome of the investigation into the matter before she acts.