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South Africa: Eskom chief operating officer cleared

An independent lawyer appointed by Eskom has cleared chief operating officer Jan Oberholzer of allegations of corruption, dishonesty, conflict of interest and abuse of power, the utility announced on 15 April. The lawyer submitted his findings to Eskom on 4 April, having begun his investigation on 20 March. Allegations relate to contracts signed with Black and Veatch to design the 4,800MW Kusile coal power plant, and Stefanutti Stocks, in which he was shareholder.

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