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Eskom: Decision to suspend Singh taken last week

Eskom acting chair Zethembe Khoza says 'many' executives have been suspended after several investigations into the Trillian deal.

FILE: Anoj Singh. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom's acting chair Zethembe Khoza says the decision to suspend CFO Anoj Singh was already taken last week and this move shows that the utility is serious about taking action against those implicated in the Trillian scandal.

Eskom has released a statement on Friday confirming that Singh, who was placed on special leave has now been suspended, almost 20 hours after Eyewitness News revealed the sanction.

Khoza says 'many' executives have been suspended after several investigations, some of which have focused on Eskom’s dealings with Gupta-linked Trillian and consultancy firm McKinsey.

Khoza says the board approved the suspension of Singh and several others last week Monday and he's confident that the sanctions had already been implemented.

“Singh is on suspension already and we suspended quite a number of people at the executive level.”

At the same, Eskom’s own report seen by EWN shows the extent to which Eskom went to cover up and continue its dealings with Trillian.

But Khoza says as they've discovered new information they've taken action.

“I’m fully confident to say after we discovered what we discovered and the actions that we’re taking, the company is in good hands.”

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says while she wasn't given the final Eskom report, she had expected it by Thursday evening, and she says she'll comment on her plan of action in due course.