A Special Investigation Unit is currently investigation more than eleven contractors whom are suspected of robbing the power utility of billions of rand.
The contractors looted R130 billion from Eskom during the construction of the two new power stations, Medupi and Kusile as well as the Ingula power station.
From the so-called “inner circles” it is claimed that plundering at Eskom has been taken place since 2005, which partly explains why South Africa has ended up in a financial mess.
A spokesman said Eskom had been robbed of R170bn, of which R130bn was directly related to so-called contractors working at the different power plants.
Investigation is now being done to determine who has committed theft, and who worked within Eskom to benefit the thieves.
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