Brown refers Tegeta deal, Eskom procurements to SIU

The minister, members of Eskom's board are appearing before Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa).

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown. Picture: Gaye Davis/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has referred the Tegeta coal deal and all Eskom procurement from 2007 onwards to the Special Investigating Unit.

The minister and members of Eskom's board are appearing before Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa).

In particular, the committee is looking into two PricewaterhouseCoopers reports commissioned by Eskom to investigate the deals and compliance with the law.

Eskom CEO Brian Molefe says the Tegeta coal deal was signed before he arrived at the power utility and has explained that he wasn’t involved.

“The engagement with Tegeta on the Brakfontein colliery and the engagement with Tegata about their contract on the Brakfontein colliery, actually started in May 2013. I arrived at Eskom in April 2015.”

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