THE ESKOM FILES | FBI, Hawks probe General Electric's R30m 'donation' to DD Mabuza Foundation

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A multi-disciplinary investigation by law enforcement agencies in South Africa and the US is probing the "strategic donation" of R30 million by the American multinational General Electric (GE) through Eskom to a foundation registered in the name of Deputy President David Mabuza.

According to documentation unearthed in the Eskom Files - tens of thousands of pages of detailed forensic reports, emails and other documents revealing the scope of corruption at the electricity parastatal - a senior Eskom executive offered the donation to Mabuza's foundation in 2016. This was after a payment of millions of rand was seemingly made by GE to finance part of Eskom's corporate social investment (CSI) programme.

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