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No foul play in Gupta coal tender saga - Eskom

By Charl Bosch - Sep 14, 2015
No foul play in Gupta coal tender saga - Eskom

Eskom has reportedly denied weekend media reports that it’s handing of a coal tender to a company owned by the controversial government connected Gupta family, was against procedures.

In an interview with the SABC, power utility spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said no tender regulations was flouted in awarding the R2-billion contract to Tegeta Exploration, for the supply of coal to the Majuba Power Station over the next ten years.

Reacting to the findings, Democratic Alliance (DA) Shadow Minister of Public Enterprises, Natasha Mazzone, said the party would be submitting questions to Deputy President Cyril Rampahosa on how Tegeta was selected after the quality of its coal was rejected on four previous occasions.

Similarly, Congress of the People (Cope) Spokesperson Dennis Bloem said the report has become a hallmark of government under President Jacob Zuma, adding that only his resignation could safe South Africa from “chaos”.



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