Following yesterday’s announcement from South African power utility, Eskom, in which it admitted to omitting certain financial ties to Gupta-linked company, Trillian; Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown has given the utility until close of business day on Thursday to come clean.
Eskom on Monday admitted to lying when it said that the money it paid to Trillian was “above the board”.
Minister Brown explained that she was not aware of this information being false.
She’s given the parastatal until the close of business on Thursday to come clean.
Minister Brown was before Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) on Wednesday morning where SA Express is explaining its irregular, wasteful and fruitless expenditure.
But it was the Trillian matter that journalists wanted to know about as Brown was leaving the meeting.
Brown, however, was monosyllabic.
When asked whether she knew about the lies, Brown responded with a "No."
Asked what steps she planned to take if Eskom did not provide her with an explanation, Brown had this to say: "Well, I expect them to make the deadline."
She says she hasn’t yet decided whether to make the Eskom report public.