GUPTA FAMILY MEMBERS, ZUMA’S SON TO APPEAR BEFORE PARLIAMENT IN INQUIRY IN POWER UTILITY ESKOM

JOHANNESBURG, Members of the influential Gupta business family and President Jacob Zuma’s son, Duduzane, will be summoned to appear before Parliament’s Inquiry into the affairs of State-owned power utility Eskom, says the Democratic Alliance (DA), the country’s main opposition party.

The DA said its request to Parliament to summon these implicated people was approved on Wednesday. The Parliamentary inquiry into Eskom will include the summoning of the Guptas, Duduzane Zuma, former Eskom chief executive officer (CEO) Brian Molefe, Eskom chairman Ben Ngubane and other executives and board members, to scrutinise several damning investigative reports into Eskom.

These include the Denton report, the report into an alleged nepotism scandal and the Eskom-Tegeta-Optimum Coal deal which implicates the Guptas.

“What we would like to see is exactly who was involved in the awarding of tenders, how these tender processes are rolled out,” said the DA.

“We want to know exactly what the Gupta family had in the appointment of members of the board in terms of how they instructed members of the board to execute certain actions.”

“And also very importantly we’d like to know exactly what happened with the appointment, re-appointment, retrenchment, retirement; we don’t know what to call it anymore of Brian Molefe.”

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK