A former Eskom CFO and a supplier are facing fraud of around R34m.
Barnard Moraka, 45, and Victor Tshabalala, 49, appeared in the Palm Ridge, Gauteng specialized court on Tuesday after the Hawks’ specialized trade crime unit in Johannesburg arrested them in October, Capt. Ndivhuwo Mulamu, Hawks spokesman.
They were each released on R20 000 bail and the case was postponed to November 21.
Tshabalala, the owner of Megra Transport Closed Corporation, is accused of conspiring with Moraka, a former Eskom CFO, between January 2016 and October 2018 by cheating Eskom out of R34 million.
The two allegedly created and issued fraudulent invoices for services rendered by Megra Transport, a coal carrier, to a coal mine in Bronkhorstspruit.
But Megra Transport apparently never even had a contract with the mine.
The invoices of R34 million were paid.