THE ESKOM FILES | ‘I followed instructions issued by my boss’ – France Hlakudi on Kusile graft allegations

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Former Eskom executive France Hlakudi appears in the Pretoria Magistrate’s on August 25, 2020 in Pretoria.
Former Eskom executive France Hlakudi appears in the Pretoria Magistrate’s on August 25, 2020 in Pretoria.
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Former senior Eskom contracts manager France Hlakudi – who is at the centre of a R100 million kickback scandal relating to Kusile power station contracts – claims he was simply following instructions issued by his boss, Abram Masango. 

The Eskom Files, a leaked trove of thousands of pages of documents including bank statements, forensic reports, invoices and emails has revealed the extent of the corruption at Eskom, particularly at the Kusile project which has cost the power utility roughly R160 billion to date and is years overdue for completion. 

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