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Former Eskom CEO Matshela Koko.
Former Eskom CEO Matshela Koko.
PHOTO: Esa Alexander, Gallo Images/Sowetan

The mills of justice may grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly fine. Matshela Koko, an "integral part" of state capture at Eskom, is about to experience that first hand, writes Pieter du Toit. 

The arrest of Matshela Koko by the National Prosecuting Authority's (NPA) Investigating Directorate (ID) is the culmination of an investigation that spanned more than four years, was driven by a group of private sector forensic experts working in tandem with state prosecutors and investigators, with the arrest finally signed off by advocate Andrea Johnson. 

In August 2019 law firm Bowmans, appointed at the insistence of Jan Oberholzer, Eskom's chief operating officer, to investigate industrial-scale corruption and the proliferation of a multitude of extraction networks, made a presentation to Eskom management, the NPA and National Treasury. 

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