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Guptas, Eskom still not budging on R2bn coal fine payment

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Cape Town – The Guptas, who part-own Optimum Coal Mine through Tegeta Resources and Energy with President Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane, have yet to pay the R2.176bn fine imposed on it by Eskom.

That is according to a written Parliamentary response by Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown on Wednesday.

Democratic Alliance MP James Lorimer had asked Brown for details of Eskom’s fine, which it had imposed on Optimum Colliery for the delivery of substandard coal.

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