South Africa 19.6.2018 04:32 pm

UPDATE: Singh wasn’t truthful about Tegeta’s R587m request – SAICA

The Gupta mining company was given a controversial R587 million ‘pre-payment’ by Eskom to buy Optimum coal mines in Mpumalanga. 

Disgraced former Eskom chief financial officer, Anoj Singh, failed to disclose to the board of the power utility the true reason for Gupta-owned Tegeta's request for almost R600 million from Eskom, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) said today.

UPDATE: Singh wasn’t truthful about Tegeta’s R587m request – SAICA
UPDATE: Singh wasn’t truthful about Tegeta’s R587m request – SAICA

UPDATE: Singh wasn’t truthful about Tegeta’s R587m request – SAICA

The Gupta mining company was given a controversial R587 million ‘pre-payment’ by Eskom to buy Optimum coal mines in Mpumalanga. 

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