The Sunday Times reported in 2017 that Impulse International‚ a company in which his stepdaughter Koketso Choma owned a stake‚ was awarded tenders worth close to R1-billion‚ allegedly without proper processes being followed. Koko said at the time that he had no influence over the awarding of the tenders.
An internal disciplinary hearing initially found him not guilty on charges he had acted to benefit his stepdaughter. He was later presented with the ultimatum to resign or be fired by the new board – which he flatly rejected.
In his replying affidavit submitted in court on Tuesday‚ Koko had planned to deny allegations that he was a central player in the collapse of corporate governance at the utility.
Eskom spokesman Khulu Phasiwe confirmed on Tuesday that Koko faced a new disciplinary inquiry.