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Lynne Brown Wants Eskom To Answer Over Trillian.

The Public Enterprises minister has demanded the parastatal file a report on its dealings with Gupta-linked company, Trillian.

29/08/2017 14:45 SAST | Updated 29/08/2017 15:54 SAST
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CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA � MAY 30: Public Enterprise Minister Lynne Brown during a meeting with Parliament�s Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) on May 30, 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa. The Eskom delegation appeared before Scopa to explain how coal contracts were awarded to the Gupta-linked Tegeta company. (Photo by Gallo Images / Sowetan / Esa Alexander)

Public Enterprises minister Lynne Brown has instructed Eskom's Board to put together a report on its dealings with Gupta-linked company, Trillian, within two days.

In a tweet from her department's official Twitter page, the department says Brown, requested the parastatal's Board members to "clarify" its business with Trillian but now she has instructed them to table a report within 48 hours.

The instruction comes after Eskom admitted that it lied when it denied making payments totalling R1.6-billion to Trillian and global business consultancy, McKinsey.

In June, Eskom said Oliver Wyman, another consultancy firm, concluded that all payments were above board. However, on Monday the parastatal admitted that Oliver Wyman in fact red-flagged the payments and recommended a legal review of the contracting process.