Recent reports have exposed how president Zuma used fake intel prepared by his son Duduzane to pave way for Brian Molefe’s first Post at Eskom.
The President used a “devious” intelligence report compiled by Duduzane, his son, to effect the suspensions of four top Eskom executives in 2015.
That made way for Brian Molefe’s first posting to Eskom as its CEO and came months after Gupta associate Salim Essa’s efforts to score Trillian’s first contract at the power utility had fallen flat.
A day after the suspensions were announced, the Gupta-owned Tegeta signed its first coal-supply contract with Eskom – a R400-million-a-year, 10-year deal at the company’s Brakfontein mine.
The president’s son holds shares in Gupta companies including OakBay, which owns Tegeta.
PRES. Zuma used the “intelligence” report to instruct Zola Tsotsi, who was the Eskom board chairman, to suspend CEO Tshediso Matona, finance director Tsholofelo Molefe, group capital executive Dan Marokane and commercial and technology executive Matshela Koko.
The report was never made public.
An independent inquiry cleared the executives, and three were given multimillion-rand golden handshakes.
Hinnews.com has learnt that Zuma summoned Zola Tsotsi to his private residence in Durban in February 2015, when the president ordered the Eskom chairman to suspend the four executives. SAA chairwoman Dudu Myeni and business consultant Nick Linnell were also allegedly present at the meeting.