Eskom Approach Court To Recover R1.6bn Paid To McKinsey and Trillian

PICTURE: Gianluigi Guercia, AFP

JOHANNESBURG: The state-owned power utility has confirmed that it is set to file a review application to set aside. 

Eskom says it’s initiated legal action to recover nearly R1.6 billion in unlawful payments to consultancy firms Mckinsey and Gupta-linked Trillian Capital.

The money was paid in absence of valid contracts with these companies and in some cases where little or no work done.

Mckinsey says it fulfilled its obligations in terms of the work it did for Eskom but would pay the money back if a court finds that the contract was indeed unlawful.

However, Eskom’s Khulu Phasiwe confirmed to the Republic Mail via WhatsApp messages that “Eskom has notified the two firms that the need to pay the R1.6bn that unlawfully paid to them by the previous administration.”

“They have activated a plan to approach a court so that we can enforce payment,” added Phasiwe.