[MATTER OF FACT] Minister Brown open to inquiry into Eskom-Tegeta deal

The Public Enterprises Minister says she doesn’t entirely agree with the Public Protector's findings on Eskom's dealings with Tegeta.

FILE: Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown. Picture: GCIS.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Correction and apology. A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Eskom's deal with Tegeta was 'illegal'. This was incorrect as there was never a finding - legal or otherwise - that the deal was illegal. EWN apologises unreservedly for the error, which has now been corrected.

MEGAWATT PARK - Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says she doesn’t entirely agree with the Public Protector's findings against Eskom and would welcome a commission of inquiry into the matter.

Eskom's CEO Brian Molefe resigned last year after the State of Capture report was released, claiming he didn’t have an adequate opportunity to explain himself or his relationship with the Gupta family.

The report raised concerns about Eskom’s dealings with Gupta-owned coal company Tegeta , while Molefe maintains there was nothing untoward.

During a briefing at Megawatt Park the minister said that an investigation is needed.

“At the moment there’s a National Treasury investigation and there’s a possibility that there’ll be a commission of inquiry. I’m not calling for one but I’d really welcome it. Even the state capture report says it’s alleged or it could be (sic).”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)