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Eskom has placed one of its executives on precautionary suspension pending an investigation into maladministration.

The utility announced the suspension of Molefi Nkhabu, its head of assurance and forensics, in a statement earlier this week noting that there were questionable circumstances around internal audit investigation reports he had signed off.

“Eskom has placed its Senior General Manager of Assurance and Forensics, Mr Molefi Nkhabu, on precautionary suspension pending an investigation into circumstances surrounding internal audit investigation reports.

“[This] pertains to transactions that he signed off, which contain inferences or conclusions, which had the effect of exonerating certain previous Eskom executives implicated in maladministration,” said the power utility on Thursday.

Eskom came to the decision to place Nkhabu on suspension until the investigation is finalised, as a result of the seriousness of the allegations against him.

“The board and executive management of Eskom are keen and resolute in rooting out maladministration,” the power company said.

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