The DA is calling for former Eskom executive, Thandi Marah, to appear in front of the State Capture Commission for allegedly being the middleman in an Eskom tender irregularity.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) took to Twitter on Thursday, 8 April 2021, to circulate a statement alleging that the African National Congress (ANC) was involved in tender irregularities. Specifically, the statement highlighted the alleged tender irregularity in the awarding of Eskom contracts to Econ Oil & Energy Ltd.
The statement read, “According to media reports today, Econ Oil & Energy Ltd. allegedly won contracts to supply Eskom with fuel oil at the inflated cost of R15 billion, because Ms Marah, the then Senior Manager of Business Enablement at Eskom, interfered in the tender processes. Econ Oil & Energy Ltd. allegedly sweetened the deal by offering donations and bribes requested by Marah, including a R100 000 donation to the ANC.”
Therefore, the leading opposition party is now calling on the State Capture Commission to summon Marah to testify on the matter, amongst other Eskom-related issues. However, it is unlikely that the request will be realised because the commission is nearing its conclusion, with one of the most anticipated testimonies currently being President Cyril Ramaphosa’s.
See the post below.
The DA calls on the ANC to pay back the R100 000 donation it is alleged to have received from Econ Oil & Energy Ltd. This tainted donation was clearly nothing more than a bribe. – @GhalebCachalia https://t.co/duMQPd61ro
— Democratic Alliance (@Our_DA) April 8, 2021