29 Aug 2017
OUTA has laid charges of corruption and financial misconduct against Eskom’s Chief Financial Officer Anoj Singh.
WHY IS OUTA TARGETING SINGH?
Anoj Singh is the Chief Financial Officer of Eskom and, as such, had authority over billions of rand. The #GuptaLeaks emails and the investigation into the Trillian companies by advocate Geoff Budlender exposed what appears to be massive and illegitimate financial help from Eskom to the Guptas, apparently involving Singh.
WHAT IS OUTA DOING?
OUTA has laid charges of corruption and financial misconduct against Singh at the Randburg police station. OUTA will follow this up to encourage prosecution.
WHY IS THIS WRONGDOING?
Eskom paid Gupta-linked businesses hundreds of millions of rand, apparently without contracts or any work being done to earn it, and provided a legally dubious R1.6 billion guarantee to a Gupta business. Singh is at the centre of those allegations; even if he was not involved, as CFO, he should have stopped it.