Eskom and the Special Investigating Unit on Monday issued summons in the North Gauteng High Court to recover R3.8 billion from former Eskom executives, former Board members, members of the Gupta family and their associates. The funds were lost in corruption at the power utility.
The defendants are former Eskom employees Brian Molefe (Group Chief Executive Officer), Anoj Singh (Chief Financial Officer), Matshela Moses Koko (Group Executive: Generation and former Acting Group Chief Executive Officer), as well as Suzanne Margaret Daniels (Company Secretary and Group Legal Head).
Eskom also seeks damages against non-executive directors Baldwin Ben Ngubane (Board Chairman, Chwayita Mabude (Board Member); Mark Vivian Pamensky (Board Member); Mosebenzi Zwane (former government minister of Mineral Resources); Salim Aziz Essa; Rajesh Tony Gupta; Atul Gupta and Ajay Gupta (collectively referred to as the “Gupta Brothers”).
The Gupta Brothers owned the majority shares in entities (Oakbay Investments Limited and Fidelity Enterprises Limited) that in turn owned the majority shares in Tegeta Resources & Exploration. The Gupta Brothers are currently fugitives from justice in South Africa and are based in Dubai.