17/01/2018 07:43 SAST | Updated 17/01/2018 07:43 SAST

AFU Confirm Evidence Of Fraud, Corruption, Money Laundering Against Eskom, Trillian And McKinsey.

Eskom illegally paid R1,6 billion to McKinsey and Trillian - without having a valid contract with them.

Siphiwe Sibeko / Reuters

The Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) within the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has confirmed that power utility Eskom illegally paid R1.6-billion to McKinsey and Trillian -- without having a valid contract.

Gupta-linked company Trillian and international consultancy firm McKinsey have been identified in a preservation order obtained by the AFU.

It was found that there is evidence of fraud, corruption and money-laundering against Eskom, Trillian and McKinsey, with the NPA likely to pursue criminal charges.

Head of operations at the AFU, Advocate Knorx Molelle, told eNCA that an order was going to be served on Trillian and McKinsey to seize their assets.