Eskom asks for SIU probe
Johannesburg - Eskom has asked the special investigating unit (SIU) to probe whether there is corruption, fraud and maladministration within its divisions.
The electricity provider said on Tuesday that the investigation had been formally authorised by presidential proclamation.
"Eskom requested the SIU to examine... a cross-section of Eskom's divisions, with a special focus on procurement and on staff or management doing business with Eskom."
The proclamation meant the SIU could use the full range of its powers.
This included ordering people to produce specified books, documents or objects, or to appear in person before the SIU to answer questions under oath.
Eskom said that if any criminal activity was found, this would be referred to the relevant prosecuting authority for action.
The SIU would also work closely with the national prosecuting authority and the police.
Eskom said areas the SIU would focus on were the procurement of coal and transport services, and any undisclosed interests held in companies with which it did business.