DURBAN – Earlier today, TWO former Eskom executives, facing charges of bribery, corruption, money laundering, providing unauthorized gratification and obtaining unauthorized gratification in connection with the Eskom Kusile R745 million corruption and fraud case, appeared briefly in the Palm Ridge Specialized Crimes Court.
Sindisiwe Twala, Investigative Directorate Spokesperson, said former Eskom Group Capital Division Executive, Abram Masango, former Contracts Manager, France Hlakudi, businessman Maphoko Kgomoeswana, and Antonio Trindade, CEO of Tubular Construction, were accused of committing these offences between 2014 and 2017. She said they are all on varying amounts of bail.
In order to facilitate the exchange of additional documents sought by the defence, the Palm Ridge Specialist Commercial Crime Court previously postponed the case to 1 June 2021.’ Another defendant, Tubular Construction’s former chairman of the board, Michael Lomas, is reportedly residing in the United Kingdom. The Investigation Directorate of the NPA has formally requested
This comes after Mckenzie reported that whilst the national murder rate had risen by 6.6%, the police station of Bishop Lavis had seen a remarkable 44% decrease. “This steady drop in the murder rate from 37 in 2018 to 25 in 2019 and down to 14 in 2020 is testament to the incredible initiatives and programs implemented in the region,” McKenzie said.