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Alleged political interference at Eskom by Duduzane Zuma

President Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane Zuma

Parliament weighing options on whether to investigate President Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane Zuma or not, over an alleged political interference at the power utility Eskom.

Opposition parties in parliament wrote to Parliament’s Chair of Chairs, Cedric Frolick, to urge that the most recent evidence of possible political interference in Eskom, this time by Duduzane Zuma  be investigated in the course of the inquiry requested by the Democratic Alliance (DA).

The DA requested that Parliament’s Public Enterprises committee launch a full-scale parliamentary inquiry into Eskom.

According to reports, President Jacob Zuma’s son, Duduzane Zuma, generated a fake ‘intelligence’ report which was then used by President Zuma to force the firing of four Eskom executives in 2015.

Following the suspension of the Eskom executives, Brian Molefe was appointed CEO and Trillian, a Gupta company, was awarded an R400 million coal supply contract ignoring evidence that coal from Trillian’s Brakfontein’s mine was out of specification.

Minister Lynn Brown appeared before the Parliament Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises on Tuesday to account for this deepening crisis at Eskom.

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