The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) has denied any allegations of them accepting a bribe from Just Coal and has labelled the allegations as a political attack.
Joe Singh, the CEO of Just Coal, did admit to paying R500 000 to the ANCYL in hopes of them retaining their contract with Eskom. After the payment, however, nothing followed, Singh stated.
Briefly.co.za learned from ewn.co.za that Eskom and the ANCYL are not associated in any way and as a result, the ANCYL saw the money as a generous donation. Furthermore, the ANCYL added that this is simply an attempt to bring shame to Collen Maine, the ANCYL president.
According to Singh, the ANCYL approached Just Coal and offered them their services to retain the contract. Mlondi Mkhize, from the ANCYL, reiterated the fact that it was simply a donation.
Mkhize stated that it simply won’t make sense to bribe them for an Eskom contract because they are an NGO. No one in the ANCYL currently works for Eskom, Mkhize added. There is also no one from the ANCYL who sits on a board or structure which is associated with Eskom.
At the moment, it is unclear who approached who with regards to the donation was added by the ANCYL.
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