Eskom 'will co-operate' with any probe into alleged state capture

The Democratic Alliance on Thursday laid criminal charges against the power utility's outgoing CEO Brian Molefe.

FILE: Eskom's offices at Megawatt Park in Johannesburg. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Eskom officials say they’ll co-operate with any investigation into alleged state capture.

On Thursday, the Democratic Alliance (DA) laid criminal charges against the power utility's outgoing CEO Brian Molefe.

He’s been implicated in state capture allegations involving the Gupta family.

WATCH: Brian Molefe on the Guptas

The DA's Shadow Minister of Public Enterprises, Natasha Mazzone, says the affidavit sets out possible criminal offences in terms of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act.

She adds laying criminal charges against Molefe is in the public interest.

“We have a constitutional mandate to ensure that when someone is implicated in any wrongdoing or breaking of the law, we as MPs take the initiative to make sure they are held to account.”

Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe says they will work with any investigation into alleged state capture.

“The Public Protector has recommended that the Presidency establish a commission of inquiry, which will go deeper into this matter. However, we will duly oblige if any other legally commissioned body asks Eskom to help with this case.”

Click here for an infographic on Molefe’s movements in Saxonwold.

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

State Capture Report 2016 by Primedia Broadcasting on Scribd

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)