Monday, 18 September 2023: Eskom wishes to provide clarity on the news article published by City Press on Sunday, 17 September 2023 with the heading Eskom acting CEO’s role under scrutiny in R500m Fidelity contract. It would have been prudent for the publication to substantiate their report or at least cite a source and to seek a comment from Eskom on the claims that the Eskom Board is turning its attention to Acting Group Chief Executive, Calib Cassim regarding the emergency security contract that was awarded to the Fidelity Services Group. Eskom can confirm that there is no investigation against the Acting Group Chief Executive.
Eskom would also like to reassure South Africans that the placement of the Fidelity Services security contract was in line with Eskom’s Procurement Procedure and the National Treasury directives for emergency procurement of services as previously communicated. The process followed for the approval of releasing the funds for emergency procurement was in line with delegation or policies in the Company.
Eskom finds the article by City Press to be misinformative and cautions against any action to divert its attention from dealing with the pressing issues, chief among those being loadshedding.