Bongo ‘bribe’: Eskom top brass ‘feared jail’

26 November 2017 - 00:55 By THABO MOKONE
Eskom board chairman Zethembe Khoza said he had never met State Security Minister Bongani Bongo (pictured).
Eskom board chairman Zethembe Khoza said he had never met State Security Minister Bongani Bongo (pictured).
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State Security Minister Bongani Bongo claimed he was sent by acting Eskom board chairman Zethembe Khoza when he offered a bribe to parliamentary inquiry evidence leader Advocate  Ntuthuzelo Vanara.

This shocking revelation is contained in an sworn affidavit submitted to parliament’s top officials by Vanara, which the Sunday Times has seen.

The matter is now being investigated by the parliamentary ethics committee.

The latest revelations explain why Bongo went all out to try block the investigation. He was part of a delegation of MPs who travelled to Luthuli House last month to plead with party officials to shelve the parliamentary  into the governance of affairs of Eskom, Denel and Transnet. 

Khoza this week denied the allegations,  saying he had never met Bongo.

Vanara alleged that Bongo offered him a blank cheque to collapse the investigation by resigning or faking an illness.

• Read the full story on the Sunday Times website


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