Former Eskom employee charged with fraud and theft

It is alleged that between 2016 and 2019, the accused was employed by Eskom as a Senior Technician at Camden Power Station.

Themba Teddy Mpika (48) appeared before the Middelburg Regional Court yesterday (October 8), after he was arrested by the Hawks Middelburg-Based Serious Commercial Crime Investigation Unit for alleged fraud and theft.

While working for Eskom, the accused, as the sole director of My Teddy Enterprise PTY Ltd, allegedly applied for a tender at Eskom, which was awarded.
In the process, the accused reportedly failed to declare he was employed by Eskom.

The Hawks said the accused provided misleading information on the company’s Integrity Declaration form by failing to indicate he was conducting business with Eskom. The Hawks said instead, the accused indicated that he wasn’t conducting business with Eskom.

As a result, Eskom suffered a loss of about R6 million.

The accused was granted R200 000 bail, and the case was postponed to January 15, 2024, for further investigation.

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