MINISTER TELLS PARLIAMENT SHE’S STILL WAITING FOR PRESIDENT’S AUTHORIZATION FOR PROBE INTO ESKOM

CAPE TOWN– South African Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has told Parliament that she is still waiting for President Jacob Zuma to sign the proclamation which will authourize the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to begin a probe into allegations of corruption and State Capture at national power utility Eskom.

She told the parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises here Tuesday that she has been waiting for three months for the proclamation for the SIU investigation.

Brown said she wants an investigation into procurement and contract management into both Eskom and Transnet, the State-owned enterprise (SOE), which operates the country’s freight railways, ports and pipeline services.

The Minister was appearing before the committee which was looking into the affairs of several SOEs.

I have written to the President because we are now awaiting a sign-off on the SIU. It’s gone, three months ago we were first told it was at (the Department of) Justice and then we were told it’s at the Presidency and now we are told it’s at the Presidency waiting for the sign-off from the President, said Brown.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK