[cape_town] - Eskom misled Treasury to extend Tegeta contract, inquiry hears

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Johannesburg - The Zondo commission has heard how Eskom mislead National Treasury in order to extend its coal supply with Gupta-linked Tegeta which cost an additional R2.9 billion.

Gert Opperman, a coal supply manager at Eskom, confirmed to the commission that Treasury was misled when Eskom applied for alteration of a coal supply contract it had with Tegeta.

Advocate Kate Hofmyer, for the commission's legal team, read out a report which found that there were issues with the coal supplied by Tegeta's Brakfontein coal mine.

The report found that the sulphur levels contained in the coal were of concern. The report advised that Eskom should not accept coal until more tests were done....

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