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STATE CAPTURE | Salim Essa offered R800m bribe to protect ex-Eskom official Koko, inquiry told

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Suzanne Daniels.
Suzanne Daniels.
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Suzanne Daniels, a former top executive at Eskom and a key witness in the State Capture Inquiry has testified that Salim Essa offered her a bribe of R800 million in 2017.

Daniels was giving evidence on Tuesday before the inquiry, which since August 2018 has been hearing evidence of alleged corruption and fraud at state-owned enterprises.

As Fin24 reported earlier, Daniels started her evidence answering questions about a now-notorious email address that was used to send directives to the leadership of state-owned enterprises and share sensitive information. While she maintained that she always understood that the address belonged to the then director-general in the Department of Public Enterprises, Richard Seleke, the commission's evidence leader Pule Seleka SC put it to her that the address was in fact used by Essa.

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