Head of Assurance & Forensics suspended pending an investigation – Eskom

Circumstances under which Molefi Nkhabu signed off reports will be looked into

Eskom suspends its head of Assurance & Forensics pending an investigation

4 October 2018

Eskom has placed its Senior General Manager of Assurance and Forensics, Mr Molefi Nkhabu, on a precautionary suspension pending an investigation into circumstances surrounding internal audit investigation reports pertaining to transactions that he signed off, which contain inferences or conclusions which had the effect of exonerating certain previous Eskom executives implicated in maladministration.

The Eskom executive management, whilst espousing the principle of the presumption of innocence, due to the seniority of Mr Nkhabu and the seriousness of the allegations made against him, took a decision that it would be better for him to be suspended until the investigation is finalised.

The Board and executive management of Eskom are keen and resolute in rooting out maladministration.

Issued by Eskom Media Desk, 4 October 2018