Former Eskom Senior Manager 30 million fraud case postponed

The National Prosecuting Authority has postponed the case of former Eskom Senior Manager, France Hlakudi to allow his legal team to study the docket.

Hlakudi is facing charges of fraud and Contravention of the Tax Administration Act concerning his personal tax affairs and that of his companies, Hlakudi Translation and Interpretation cc, Coxinel Chicken (Pty)Ltd and Bon Services Telcom cc. Money accrued from 2015 to 2018.

In a statement, the NPA said Hlakudi is also accused number one in the R745 Million-rand Eskom Kusile corruption case.

“In the latter case, Hlakudi is accused of receiving millions from subcontractors from Eskom when he was Eskom Kusile power station Senior Manager Capital Contracts, before his resignation on the 13 November 2017.

In the charge sheet, it detailed how companies /persons and or subcontractors to Eskom paid monies over to Hlakudi Translation and Interpretations CC. The entities being MH Lomas, Babinatlou Business Services CC, Patrice Robert Tiberi, Abeyla Trading (Pty)Ltd, Tubelar Construction Projects, Aims Nominees (Pty) Ltd, Titan E Services (Pty) Ltd”.

SARS and the Investigating Directorate are claiming R30 233 545.46 was due to SARS and not paid by his companies.

‘’This is one of the build-up cases to the many legs of corruption at Eskom that we plan to bring before the courts during our tenure‘’ Head of the Investigating Directorate Advocate Hermione Cronje states”.