JOHANNESBURG – A video has emerged showing Sebetja Matsaung, the evidence leader in Eskom’s disciplinary hearing of suspended Eskom acting CEO Matshela Koko, threatened to take out Financial Mail deputy editor, Sikonathi Mantshantsha.
In an explosive exchange of words, Matsaung swears at and insults Mantshantsha, and threatens to take him out the African way.
Koko has pleaded not guilty to six charges in connection with his failure to declare a conflict of interest.
Koko is charged with failure to declare accurately and in a timely manner that his stepdaughter, Koketso Choma, was a director of and had a financial interest in a company that was doing business with Eskom Generation at a time when Koko was head of generation and subsequently acting CEO at Eskom.
The company, Impulse International, established in 2006, is said to have received contracts from Eskom generation totalling over R1-billion while Choma was a director and beneficial shareholder of Impulse International.
At the commencement of the disciplinary hearing, Koko refuted the allegations and pleaded not guilty to all six charges of misconduct levelled against him in the charge sheet, copies of which were distributed to the media attending the hearing, together with Koko’s responding plea.
The charges of misconduct levelled against Koko follow an investigation and final report, recommending disciplinary action against him.