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Khoza: Eskom board dealing with scathing report on state capture

The strongly-worded internal documents say that the impact of the state capture allegations against Eskom is too blatant and unavoidably dominant to ignore.

FILE: Zethembe Khoza interim chairperson of the Eskom board briefs media on 2016 results on 19 July 2017. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom's acting chairperson Zethembe Khoza says that the board is dealing with scathing statements made in an internal report that has accused the utility of being too scared to act against state capture, among other things.

An internal report, compiled by the board's own spokesperson Khulani Qoma, warns Eskom that it oozes corporate arrogance and urges the power giant to keep the likes of Brian Molefe and Matshela Koko far away from it.

Eyewitness News understands that after the document was submitted, the board tried to dismiss Qoma.

The strongly-worded internal documents say that the impact of the state capture allegations against Eskom is too blatant and unavoidably dominant to ignore.

Qoma submitted the report when Khoza took over from chairperson Ben Ngubane in June, suggesting that decisive action will usher in a new dawn for Eskom and allow it to clean away any rot.

Khoza says that this was merely a "cautionary statement" based on Qoma's opinion, but the board has noted it.

“We’ll observe what’s in the report, especially anything that’s correct. We will deal with it.”

However, Qoma has expressed concern in the report that the board is either impervious or too scared to take action to rescue Eskom and prevent more immeasurable damage.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)