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

State Security Minister Bongani Bongo is embroiled in bribe allegations.
State Security Minister Bongani Bongo is embroiled in bribe allegations.
Image: ELMOND JIYANE

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‚ the Sunday Times reported.

This shocking revelation is contained in an sworn affidavit submitted to parliament’s top officials by Vanara‚ which the newspaper said on Sunday it has seen.

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

It said 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.

 

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