Koko Matshela’s testimony still has some people reeling, as it was arguably regarded as one of the few testimonies that was backed with empirical proof, rather than suspicions and allegations.
Former Eskom boss, Koko Matshela took to Twitter on Thursday, 3 December 2020, to remark on his appearance at the State Capture Commission. Earlier that day, ahead of his appearance, Matshela was confident and referred to himself as a “lion” about to tell his own story.
During his time on the stand, there were two poignant revelations that Matshela made. The first was the suggestion that the investigators of the commission were not led by the evidence, but were allegedly led by people the commission is set to vindicate or incriminate.
Second was the suggestion of the then deputy president’s suuposed interference in Eskom, which eventually led to his dismissal. Matshela claimed that Cyril Ramaphosa wanted him fired in order to face his resistance whilst trying to secure business for Optimum, a business he was allegedly the chairman of during his tenure as deputy president. Matshela concluded by expressing that he hopes he did not disappoint his supporters with his testimony.
See the posts below.
To my legal team. Thank you guys.
To the Guardians I hope I did not disappoint you guys and in the event that if I did I sincerely apologize.
It's been a long day pic.twitter.com/9yj40eJdpB
— Engineer Matšhela Koko (@koko_matshela) December 3, 2020
This is from the archives.
— Engineer Matšhela Koko (@koko_matshela) December 4, 2020