- Jabu Mabuza's relative is hoping to secure an R11 billion contract with Eskom
- The former chairman's relative has already managed to win a R100 million tender at Medupi
- This follows Mabuza's resignation amid allegations that Eskom misled the president
Jabu Mabuza's relative is reportedly in the final stages of securing an R11 billion tender at Eskom.
Briefly.co.za reported that the chairman had resigned after President Cyril Ramaphosa was 'misled' over the chances of load-shedding.
It has since emerged that Mabuza's relative, Nomvula Mabuza, had managed to obtain another R100 million contract at the Medupi power station.
Nomvula's company IDS Industry Service and Plant Construction Africa was allegedly set up soon after Eskom appointed its board in 2018.
The Mail & Guardian reports that the relationship had been questioned as a conflict of interest just before Mabuza's resignation. Neither had elected to declare this possible conflict ahead of time.
The R100 million deal is reportedly for boiler tube maintenance at the Medupi power station and was awarded in February last year.
The majority of Eskom's R50 billion maintenance budget will be put toward boiler tube repairs and upkeep, according to The Citizen.
The details of this dubious situation were contained in a letter penned to the State Capture Inquiry and Minister Pravin Gordhan.
Allegations included in this letter allegedly contain claims of rampant fraud and corruption in the tenders awarded at both Medupi and Kusile.
The whistle-blower claims that Mabuza's relative didn't have employees or the relevant experience when the first contract had been awarded.
A spokesperson for Mabuza has claimed the former chair has no clue who IDS Africa is and no knowledge of its relationship with Eskom, despite serving as the entity's interim CEO.
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