Report: Stepdaughter of Eskom boss gets cushy contracts

The stepdaughter of Eskom boss Matshela Koko has reportedly scored contracts worth R1 billion.

Matshela Koko. Picture: eskom.co.za

JOHANNESBURG - The stepdaughter of Eskom boss Matshela Koko has reportedly scored contracts worth R1 billion for her company from the parastatal.

According to a Sunday Times report, 26-year-old Koketso Choma, who graduated just three years ago, was appointed as a director at Impulse International last year.

The firm has since been awarded eight lucrative contracts from a division of Eskom that Koko headed up until he became acting CEO at the power utility.

Koko has told the paper that while his stepdaughter lives with him, he wasn't aware of her position as a director at Impulse until recently.

He claims he asked her to resign once he learnt of the conflict of interest.

“She is my stepdaughter from my wife’s previous relationship and she lives with us, but I wasn’t aware that she was a director of this company until four weeks ago and I asked her to resign with immediate effect,” he is quoted as saying.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)