Eskom worker stuck who also has a tender

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A safety risk manager from Eskom was arrested after, while she held this position, she was also the director of a company that provided services to Eskom.

The Falcons arrested Thandi Ruth Magagula (40) on Friday on charges of fraud, corruption and money laundering.

Eskom appointed Magagula as risk manager in July 2015, while at the same time she was a director of the company Montoza Engineering and Project 9, says Capt. Dineo Lucy Sekgotodi, spokeswoman for the Falcons.

After this information came to light, the case was reported to the Special Investigation Unit (SUE). The unit’s investigation established that Magagula failed to declare this conflict of interest to Eskom and the matter was referred to the Hawks for further investigation.

This unit established that Magagula made a misrepresentation on Eskom forms and tender documents and that her actions led to a loss of almost R59 000 for Eskom.

The investigation has been completed and the case referred to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) for a decision. A warrant for Magagula’s arrest was consequently issued and she was arrested on Friday. She has already appeared in the specialized commercial crime court in Middelburg where she was granted bail of R10 000.

The case was adjourned until the end of March.