Eish: R100m Fuel Stolen Monthly from Eskom, Staff Arrested for Fraud

Eish: R100m Fuel Stolen Monthly from Eskom, Staff Arrested for Fraud

  • Eskom has revealed that an oil syndicate has been stealing over R100 million of fuel every month
  • On the back of this, three people have been arrested on charges of fraud and theft
  • Two Eskom employees and a supplier allegedly charged the company for spare parts that never arrived

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MPUMALANGA - Eskom has discovered that an oil syndicate had been plundering the state-owned enterprise of at least R100m worth of fuel a month.

In addition, spares meant to be used for the repair of Tutuka power station valued at hundreds of millions of rand have allegedly been stolen by Eskom employees.

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Eskom is facing a number of challenges, fraud and corruption from within seems to be one of the company's greatest threats. Photo credit: @EskomSouthAfrica
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Two employees and a supplier were taken into custody by the police according to a statement made by Eskom.

The three individuals were allegedly involved in a heist to defraud the power utility by charging for goods and services that were never delivered.

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News24 reported that the two employees were granted R5 000 bail and another four suspects would be arrested in the following week.

Tutuka power station has been plagued by crime and the power utility bemoaned the fact that these crimes were allegedly being committed by the very people tasked with keeping the lights on.

IOl reported that Eskom employees Sarah Nomsa Sibiya and Bhekizizwe Solomon Twala were granted bail. The owner of the company supplying Eskom, Jessie Phindile Kubeka, was also released on baiul.

Mzansi in disbelief as Eskom implements Stage 4 loadshedding: "It’s madness, we are crying"

Earlier, Briefly News reported that Eskom has done it again. The power utility just announced that South Africa will be moved to Stage 4 loadshedding from 2 pm on Friday until 5 am on Saturday morning. Thereafter, the country will be moved back to Stage 2 loadshedding until 5 am Monday.

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Mzansi frustrated with Stage 2 loadshedding: "Declaring war against our innocent people"

Eskom revealed that they are trying to reserve power which is 'critically low'. Frustrated Mzansians headed online to air their annoyance about the matter. Many feel as though their restful weekends have been taken away.

The news comes just a few hours after Eskom announced Stage 2 load shedding. Briefly News reported earlier that after the Tutuka Power Station tripped and units at Lethabo and Majuba were delayed in returning to service, embattled power utility Eskom announced that Stage 2 loadshedding is being implemented.

Loadshedding started at 11 am on Friday, 5 November. South African social media users are annoyed beyond belief. Many have brought up elections and the lack of service delivery from the government.

Eskom has been implementing loadshedding in intervals for the past week and peeps just can't handle it, especially as many are still working from home due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

Source: Briefly News

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