THE ESKOM FILES | La bella vita: The lavish house Eskom exec Hlakudi built with 'bribes'

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The Eskom Files is an ongoing investigation by News24.
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Kitchen refurbishments worth almost R1 million by Weizter luxury kitchen architects, including Italian Smeg kitchen appliances of R90 000, exotic trees worth R71 000, granite vanities of R71 000 and home technologies worth R300 000 - former senior Eskom manager France Hlakudi seemingly loved the good life.

This week, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) started taking back his assets that they argue were purchased with the proceeds of crime. According to an affidavit submitted by Advocate Hermione Cronje, head of the NPA's Investigating Directorate (ID), Hlakudi's palms may have been greased with as much as R22 million in bribes.

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