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Bernice Maune
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19 Oct 2017
1:50 pm

Former Eskom acting CEO signed deal worth millions to stepdaughter’s company

Bernice Maune

In March, it was revealed how former acting Eskom CEO Koko Matshela had awarded a multimillion tender to a company of which his stepdaughter was a director.

Former acting Eskom acting CEO Koko Matshela.

Koketso Choma, the stepdaughter of Matshela, is a 26-year-old who graduated three years ago, and lives in Bryanston.

She recently resigned from Impulse International, a company she was appointed a director of last year. While at Impulse International, Choma was present as the company received millions in tender contracts from Eskom.

Matshela was the group executive of coal procurement when he signed off on deals to the company his stepdaughter was a part of.

TimesLIVE reports that Business Day has received a signed copy of a contract that bears Matshela’s signature. The contract was signed in October 2015 to pay R66 million to Impulse, with Choma becoming a director months later in March 2016.

The agreement excludes VAT‚ accommodation‚ business travel, and per diem.

The tenders given to Impulse include a R79-million contract for construction supervision at Kusile power plant, which was extended by a further R198 million and R300 million for trunk cabling for Unit 2 at Kusile power station from main contractor ABB last October.

“I was appointed as a development candidate to gain as much experience as I could from the company with the objective that one day I will use my experience to assist with running my own company. I am not reliant on my stepdad for my livelihood and do not really engage with him on my business dealings,” Choma reportedly responded at the time she was questioned about her business dealings.

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