EXCLUSIVE | De Ruyter accuser allegedly extended irregular contracts worth R8bn to oil firm

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Solly Tshitangano
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Suspended Eskom procurement chief Solly Tshitangano supported the awarding of contracts worth more than R8 billion to Econ Oil in 2019 - despite being aware of evidence of impropriety and possible corruption involving Econ and Eskom officials.   

He also took no steps to further investigate Econ Oil's possible misconduct, allegations which were first raised in 2016 and again in 2018, and allegedly misled the Eskom board over the status of Econ, resulting in the board approving further contracts to the company. 

Detailed charge sheets in the disciplinary proceedings against Tshitangano, seen by News24, reveal that he supported the awarding of four contracts to Econ during the course of 2019 and again in late 2020 after he had become aware of evidence of wrongdoing by Econ Oil.  

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