State Capture Inquiry: Minister Lynne Brown Has Been 'Captured' By The Guptas

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State Capture Inquiry: Minister Lynne Brown Has Been 'Captured' By The Guptas

Qoma‚ who is also a spokesman for the Eskom board‚ said he was shocked when the Eskom board‚ with the endorsement of Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown‚ appointed Koko as interim group CEO at a time when Eskom's reputation had taken a knock.

Qoma said Khoza then switched to Zulu and added that the board members were so young that they looked like school children.

According to Khulani Qoma: "Her (Brown's) DG is captured, her PA is captured, obviously her lover's interest at Eskom, and then you have Transnet, Eskom and Denel people who are captured". Koko had already left the office for the day and was summoned back.

"Just moments before. Koko was called, "he (Khoza) snuck out of the room to "make a call to a G brother".

He said Khoza conceded that he had "called one of the G [Gupta] brothers" and that this prompted Brown's intervention.

"It is clear that the suspension of the four executives was not predicated on noble intentions, but to pave the way for Koko to become GCE so as to effectively execute the capturing of Eskom", said Mr Qoma.

"The problem here is the minister".

"Unless the Parliamentary inquiry into allegations of malfeasance at state owned companies gives those who have been accused of wrongdoing the opportunity to explain their actions it will serve no higher function than advancing political agendas and further undermining the economy", she said. "The fact of the matter is that if we deal with the respect of office, this minister needs to sit here and account. She's totally incapable, there's no doubt about that".

Testifying during the parliamentary inquiry into corruption at state-owned companies, he told MPs this occurred after he recommended to Khoza that acting Eskom CEO Matshela Koko and its financial director Anoj Singh be suspended.

He said Ngubane told him that he knew that there was "an arrangement with Molefe but did not know the quantum". She was embarrassed by media reports that stated she had lied.

However Singh vehemently objected and insisted that only a redacted version be made available and only through successful application under the Promotion of Access to Information Act.

Qoma was also questioned about the blacklisting of publisher Chris Yelland from all Eskom media releases‚ Twitter feeds and other platforms.

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