Outa not 'expecting much' from Eskom Trillian report to Brown

The utility was initially meant to hand over the report on Thursday but the minister extended the deadline, saying she wanted additional information.

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

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom is due to submit a report to Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown this evening about its relationship with Gupta-linked company Trillian.

The utility was initially supposed to hand over the report on Thursday but the minister extended the deadline, saying she wanted additional information, including specific documents about its business with Trillian.

Eskom claimed in June that transactions between Trillian and consultancy firm Mckinsey were all above board, but this week it emerged that New York-based company Oliver Wyman had, in fact, red-flagged these payments and recommended a legal review.

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse's Ben Theron, who’s opened a criminal case against suspended CFO Anoj Singh for his involvement, says he's not expecting much from the report.

“We believe that the documentation will be very thin, if any.

“There were bills submitted and they were paid but there’s no contract. They’ve acknowledged publicly that they lied in the past and we just think that that man should go. But we believe the rot in Eskom is absolutely deep.”

(Edited by Zinhle Nkosi)