'They kicked me in the face, and I showed them the finger' - Koko slams Glencore rescue process

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Former Eskom executive Matshela Koko is seen at the parliamentary inquiry into alleged corruption at the power utility
Former Eskom executive Matshela Koko is seen at the parliamentary inquiry into alleged corruption at the power utility
Esa Alexander, Gallo Images, Sowetan

Former Eskom CEO Matshela Koko slammed Glencore at the Zondo Commission over disagreements he had with the company over coal supply when he was still at the power utility.

The Optimum Coal Mine (OCM), which belonged to Glencore and later Tegeta, is a key part of the state capture story as it relates to financial and operational troubles at Eskom during the administration of former president Jacob Zuma.

Reports have shown how previous Eskom leadership put pressure on Optimum to sell OCM to Gupta-linked Tegeta, which would ultimately make R1.68 billion from Eskom through a prepayment deal.

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