Parliament committee calls for lifestyle audits on Eskom board members

Parliament committee calls for lifestyle audits on Eskom board members

After lifestyle audits were conducted on more than 300 senior Eskom employees, Parliament's public enterprises committee has called for audits to be done on board members as well.

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Lifestyle audits on more than 300 senior Eskom employees had been conducted to make sure that they complied with Eskom's employment integrity and standards.

Now, Parliament's public enterprises committee has called for even more audits - this time on board members as well, reports EWN.

Chairperson Khaya Magaxa said:

"It must not only target the top officials of the state entity. It must also do the board itself. We would like to see the members of the board undergoing the same kind of scrutiny."

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Briefly.co.za gathers that this comes after Jabu Mabuza, acting Eskom board chair, announced that Eskom has R20.7 billion losses in the 2018/2019 financial year.

After the audits, high-risk cases were handed over to the Special Investigating Unit for further investigation.

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Meanwhile, Eskom is looking to increase tariffs by 80 percent to recoup finances, amid claims by an energy expert claims kickbacks and corruption are still rampant at the power utility.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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