Zondo Inquiry confirms it will hear testimony from ex-Eskom CEO Koko

South Africa

Johannesburg – The State Capture Commission has confirmed it will hear testimony from former Eskom CEO Matshela Koko.

He’s been implicated by witnesses including former Kusile Power Station project manager Abram Masango and Suzanne Daniels.

Both said Koko called them to meetings with Gupta associate Salim Essa at Melrose Arch where details of the suspension of executives was discussed before it was announced.

The commission also heard from Masango that after a meeting, at which his phone was taken, Koko appeared to know his movements or the calls he would make and he would call him to say to him “you are talking”.

The inquiry is currently hearing evidence from Paul Holden, a researcher from London-based forensic investigators Shadow World investigators.

He said while there were various players that took part in the flow of funds from the Free State to the Gupta enterprise, Tony Gupta was the mastermind.

Holden is testifying at the inquiry this Friday about the Estina dairy farm offshore money flows. He describes the role of Ashok Narayan – who was instrumental as a director of Linkway Trading.

“He served as the director of Linkway Trading, which was one of the entities that received a large amount of money derived from the Estina project. And that was invoiced against the costs of the Sun City wedding.”

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