Eskom senior coal procurement manager placed on suspension
In South Africa, the state-owned power utility Eskom has placed a senior coal procurement manager on suspension following evidence of corruption involving millions.
“Eskom can confirm it has placed a senior manager in its coal procurement division on preliminary suspension following evidence of corruption,” said the utility in a statement on Friday.
The official’s suspension follows a whistle-blower tip-off to the power utility.
Following a preliminary investigation into the unnamed employee, Eskom approached the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) for further investigations.
“The SIU investigation revealed the senior manager to be in control of a bank account with a balance close to R12 million. The funds have been deposited by some of Eskom’s suppliers in the coal division. The bank account has been frozen pending a full investigation and criminal charges and prosecution,” said the Eskom statement.
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