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Eskom disputes findings in state capture report

The report revealed that Eskom helped Gupta-owned company Tegeta take over Optimum mine by agreeing to a R600 million pre-payment for coal.

Eskom non-executive director Pat Naidoo. Picture: Gia Nicolaides/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom has disputed former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's findings in the State of capture report, saying that all transactions complied with the utility's procurement policies.

Eskom is holding a special briefing today to present a number of facts that it says were not included in Madonsela's report.

The report revealed that Eskom helped Gupta-owned company Tegeta take over Optimum mine by agreeing to a R600 million pre-payment for coal.

Dr Pat Naidoo went through a presentation today, showing Eskom's version of the controversial deal made with Tegeta.

Naidoo reiterated what CEO Brian Molefe said yesterday - that the deal was above board, complied with Eskom's procurement policy and helped the utility avoid load shedding during a time when it desperately needed quality coal.

Naidoo says all this information was provided to the Public Protector.

Eskom will consider taking the report on review.

Read the Public Protector's full 'State of Capture' report below:

State Capture Report 2016 by Primedia Broadcasting on Scribd