THE ESKOM FILES | Exclusive: Power utility’s R178 000 000 000 dodgy tender tsunami

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The exclusive: Probes by law firm Bowmans and the SIU found red flags in connection with Eskom contracts worth more than R178 billion - enough to fully vaccinate the entire South African population with Covid-19 shots roughly 20 times over.

The details: Eskom has reported more than 110 criminal matters to the police since 2018, with an additional 60 cases reported to the NPA by the SIU.

A closer look: At the heart of the capture of Eskom is a slush fund set up by senior executives into which contractors paid millions of rands to bankroll their luxurious lifestyles.

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