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Eskom inquiry: Unsustainable rot at state institutions

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Cape Town – The table was laid on Tuesday for an extensive inquest into the state of governance, finances and alleged crookedness at Eskom when Parliament heard representations from civil society about the extent of state capture at South Africa’s public institutions.

Members of the portfolio committee on public enterprises interrupted their constituency period to be briefed on reports from the South African Council of Churches (SACC), the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) and a group of academics which did their own separate investigations into dodgy contracts which had benefited the Gupta family and their business associates.

All three organisations warned MPs that the extent of the “rot” in South Africa's state institutions is unsustainable and that urgent action needs to be taken to clean its house.

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