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Eskom suspends Anoj Singh, Matshela Koko awaits disciplinary action

Sep 29, 2017
Eskom suspends Anoj Singh, Matshela Koko awaits disciplinary action

Eskom on Friday announced that it has suspended its disgraced Chief Financial Officer, Anoj Singh, pending a disciplinary hearing. 

Singh has been the Chief Financial Officer at Eskom Holdings SOC Limited since September 2015.

In July, the power utility’s board announced that it had placed Singh on special leave pending an investigation into charges of corruption and financial misconduct levelled against him during the infamous #GuptaLeaks.

Registered chartered accountant Calib Cassim, who has worked at Eskom for 15 years, has been appointed as the utility’s interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Separately, Matshela Koko’s disciplinary hearing has been scheduled to commence within the next two weeks.

“Mr Matshela Koko’s disciplinary hearing has been scheduled to commence within the next two weeks. Both Singh and Koko will be afforded a fair disciplinary process,” said Eskom.

In August, the utility announced that it had received a report by both Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr and Nkonki Incorporated.

“As far as the disciplinary matter against Mr Koko is concerned, the report by both Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr and Nkonki Incorporated went through an entire process of edification, as critical documents, presentations and submissions by various parties internally and externally were required in strict accordance with a fair process,” said Eskom at the time.

In July, the power utility announced that it had received a report regarding allegations of impropriety on Koko. 

"Both Messrs Singh and Koko will be afforded a fair disciplinary process," the power utility said.