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South Africa: 2 former Eskom managers arrested for corruption, money laundering

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The Hawks has apprehended two former Eskom senior employees for fraud, corruption and money laundering, it was reported on Thursday.

The suspects allegedly were involved in the construction of the Kusile power plant in Mpumalanga, a project which has seen many failures through the years of its implementation.

The officials, whose names have not been disclosed yet, are expected to appear in court today together with two business directors and seven companies related to the case.

At 13:30 they did not make their appearance.

“Investigations began when suspicions were raised into the construction of two large projects at Medupi and Kusile power stations. This revealed that there was apparent gross manipulation of contractual agreements between contractors, Eskom employees and third parties at Kusile power station,” the National Prosecuting Authority and Hawks wrote in a joint statement.

According to the preliminary information, all of the project stakeholders illegally shared over R30 million between February 2015 and July 2017.

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