Matshela Koko has denied the suggestions that he was placed as Eskom CEO due to cadre deployment, which continues to be a topical issue of late.
The State Capture Commission took to Twitter on Tuesday, 4 May 2021, to share the key takeaways from former Eskom Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Matshela Koko’s testimony. Koko returned to the stand to continue giving Eskom-related evidence. His appearance comes shortly after former Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) CEO, Lucky Montana’s.
Montana’s testimony arguably shifted the narrative set out by President Cyril Ramaphosa during his two-day appearance. Ahead of Ramaphosa’s testimony, former president, Jacob Zuma and his affiliates were arguably the main focus. However, following Montana’s statement on the ruling party, the supposed inaccuracies in Ramaphosa’s testimony and cadre deployment were placed firmly at the centre of the commission.
Therefore, with Koko’s return to the stand, it continued highlighting the long, and allegedly corrupt, arm of the ruling party. When it was suggested that Koko was placed in his past position as Eskom CEO because of cadre deployment, he denied the suggestions. Koko clarified that he did not work for the African National Congress (ANC), he worked for the state.
See the post below.
Mr Koko Matshela
"I was not recommended by the deployment committee, I did not work for the ANC, I worked for the State". #StateCaptureInquiry
— State Capture Commission (@StateCaptureCom) May 4, 2021