Eskom’s suspended chief procurement officer Solly Tshitangano’s failure to curb extreme spending led to the utility paying R26 per single one-ply bathroom paper roll and R51 per black refuse bag.
Eskom suspended Tshitangano in February over non-performance in procurement financial savings. Tshitangano hit again, accusing De Ruyter of impropriety and racism in worker appointments and awarding provider contracts.
Following this, SCOPA launched a probe to find out if there was any reality to Tshitangano’s claims. De Ruyter’s affidavit was supplied as a response to this.
Nevertheless, SCOPA has since suspended its probe after Eskom launched its personal unbiased investigation into the matter.
The committee has given the utility 90 days to finish its investigation and report again on its findings.
These included primary day-to-day objects like black refuse luggage being bought at R51 every, single ply bathroom paper purchased at R26 per roll, and milk purchased for R21 per litre.
Within the desk beneath, we in contrast these costs to that of Checkers Homebrand merchandise – illustrating simply how inflated the purchases have been.
ItemCheckers priceFree textual content order priceDifferenceOne-ply bathroom rollR3.99 (10 for R39.99)R26552%Black refuse bagR2.99 (10 for R29.99)R511,606%1l milkR12.49R2168%
In a single occasion on 11 March 2019 a purchaser at Kendal Powers Station positioned an order with an organization known as Sebaramalele Initiatives for refurbishment of two compressors to the worth of R368,550.
It was later found that this firm had sub-contracted SSS Improvements to carry out the work, who in flip sub-contracted A&E Businesses and Repairs.
The latter accomplished the job for R41,400, R327,150 lower than what was paid to Sebaramalele Initiatives.
Eskom additional found the value of two fully new compressors would have been R112,00zero.
The desk beneath exhibits the free textual content order figures versus the precise costs Eskom had beforehand paid for a similar parts or how a lot the work had really value.
ElementEarlier buy / Precise valueFree textual content order worthDistinctionBearingsR110,632R408,770270%Hydraulic oil pumpR294,669R650,044120%Compressor refurbishingR41,400R368,550790%