Matshela Koko took to Twitter to confirm pursuing legal action against a journalist for inflammatory sentiments labelling him as corrupt and having looted Eskom.
Former Eskom Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Matshela Koko took to Twitter on Tuesday, 6 April 2021, to confirm that he has taken legal action against journalist, Sikonathi Mantshantsha. The legal action is over the inflammatory claims that Mantshantsha is believed to have made about Koko, as he reportedly claimed that Koko is corrupt and looted Eskom.
In his post, Koko appeared confident that he will win the legal battle against Mantshantsha. To highlight his work, Koko previously used his testimony at the State Capture Commission and that of former Group CEO, Brian Molefe, which suggested that the power utility’s best years in recent history were when they were at the helm.
The post that Koko shared confirmed his submission to the Gauteng High Court division. It is still unclear when the case will actually be heard before a judge. However, the caption to the post suggested that Koko expects to emerge victorious.
See the post below.
Mr Mantshantsha dared me to approach the Courts if I feel aggrieved. I have done that.
Time for impunity is gone! pic.twitter.com/cMNp5z4AtS
— Engineer Matšhela Koko (@koko_matshela) April 6, 2021