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Media Statement, 22 June 2023
NUM highveld region calls for the swift arrest of former Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) Highveld Region has noted with disgust the rapaciousness and money laundering tactics unleashed by former Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter.
To our astonishment the so called proponents of anti-corruption are quiet and masquerading as though they are not aware of the R500 million that was afforded to a security company called Fidelity.
The NUM Highveld Region strongly believes that there is unfaithfulness displayed in this whole process, and we are calling for the law enforcement to thoroughly investigate the matter and prosecute all the greedy looters.
We are calling for such investigations be extended to the former COO Jan Oberholzer as we believe that there was no need for Eskom to pay such an amount of money.
This is matter of is serious security concern and our conviction is that we have competent law enforcement agencies that have capacity and capabilities to deal with it. The former CEO De Ruyter just created a crisis so that he can greedily loot the power utility.
The NUM Highveld Region believes that if this amount, R500 million, was looted by a black manager the proponents of the anti-corruption could have made a cacophony. Those proponents of anti-corruption would have visited nearest police stations to open case and made sure that the case is investigated.
Black managers in Eskom are always associated with corruption, the opposite happens when that manager is of a different race.
What angers the NUM Highveld Region most is the fact that the tendering process ran only for three months.
We are calling for the law enforcement agencies to wake up and smell the coffee. De Ruyter must be arrested. The reason that he left the country is not because of his life being under threat, but he is in a honeymoon enjoying the R500 million.
The NUM Highveld Region is mobilizing its structures in order to embark in a serious protest so that De Ruyter can pay back the money.
For more detailed information, please contact:
Malekutu Bizzah Motubatse, NUM Highveld Regional Chairperson, 082 264 6533
Thapelo Malekutu, NUM Highveld Regional Deputy Regional Secretary 063 601 9005
The National Union of Mineworkers7 Rissik Street.Cnr Frederick JohannesburgTel: 011 377 2111 Cell: 083 809 3257Twitter: @Num_Media
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