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Gupta brothers may be called to Eskom parliamentary inquiry

Zukiswa Rantho, the Portfolio Committee's Acting Chairperson, says MPs plan on holding a preparatory meeting for the inquiry next week.

Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - A parliamentary inquiry into Eskom is expected to start next month with Gupta brothers, Atul and Ajay, and Duduzane Zuma on the list of potential witnesses.

Members of Parliament (MPs) will investigate allegations of state capture involving the controversial Gupta family and the sudden reappointment of Brian Molefe as Eskom's Chief Executive Officer just months after he had left the utility to be an African National Congress MP.

Molefe's appointment was then rescinded.

Zukiswa Rantho, the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises' Acting Chairperson, says MPs plan on holding a preparatory meeting for the inquiry next week.

"We intend to call the SACC, that is South African Council of Churches, to present specifically on Eksom, on the issue of state capture. And also we will be calling the academia for them to explain to us what is state capture."

She says the Gupta brothers remain potential witnesses.

"They are part of the people that we are going to call."

Leaked emails have exposed the Gupta family's network of influence over government.

(Edited by Zinhle Nkosi)