Date: Nov 16, 2018

Eskom has urged anyone with evidence that it’s colluding with third parties to create an electricity crisis to lodge a criminal case with the police.

Energy expert Ted Blom claims employees have been receiving kickbacks from suppliers by rigging coal purchase prices.

This comes as the parastatal has signed 14 new contracts with suppliers to replenish its dwindling coal stockpiles.

Eskom’s Khulu Phasiwe says if there is any truth to Blom’s allegations then Eskom will have to investigate.

“Eskom is going to go into this matter to see as to whether there’s any truth to the allegations, but the more details about this matter and Eskom’s position about how it’s going to address the issue of shortages of coal will be addressed tomorrow [Friday] when we have our media briefing.”

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