Treasury still to detail scope of probe into Eskom officials

This involves Eskom's former CEO Brian Molefe, former acting boss Matshela Koko and CFO Anoj Singh, who was last week placed on special leave.

FILE: Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – The National Treasury is still to give details on the terms of reference and the scope of its reported probe into top Eskom officials.

The _City Press _reported at the weekend that Treasury is now pushing for a probe into the utility's top management.

This involves Eskom's former CEO Brian Molefe, former acting boss Matshela Koko and CFO Anoj Singh, who was last week placed on special leave.

This recommendation is apparently contained in an explosive report commissioned by Treasury with references to the Gupta leaks.

Reports suggest that Treasury has highlighted a range of recommendations including a probe into Singh received any gratuities for facilitating the appointment of suppliers for the locomotive tender at Transnet.

Singh, who occupied the same position when he was at Transnet, has also been questioned for a number of deals he signed off while at Eskom.

Treasury’s report also apparently deals with coal supply contracts handed to Gupta-owned company Tegeta.

Meanwhile, Eskom has not yet given details about why Singh was placed on special leave last week or what the investigation is focusing on.