JOHANNESBURG, 03 November 2016 - The parastatal made a pre-payment for coal of more than half a billion rand to Gupta-owned Tegeta Exploration and Resources. CEO Brian Molefe says the deal was above board.
JOHANNESBURG – The quest to find the #SaxonwoldShebeen has had the twitterati in stitches over the past 24 hours, with many wondering where the notorious shebeen could be found and others pondering the menu.
Eskom CEO Brian Molefe told a news briefing on Thursday that the reason his cellphone pinged on towers in Saxonwold in northern Johannesburg last month, was that he was visiting a shebeen in the area.
Watch the video clip below.
He was responding to former public protector Thuli Madonsela's claims in her report titled, The State of Capture, that Molefe might have been visiting the controversial Gupta family.
Molefe's accused of helping the Guptas's Tegeta company obtain lucrative coal contracts.
eNCA's Michael Appel went in search for the shebeen.
As always, South Africans weren't shy about voicing their opinions on twitter:
Weekend special at #SaxonwoldShebeen: Crocodile Tears on ice with a dash of Thuli Juice— Max du Preez (@MaxduPreez) November 4, 2016
Friday nights is shooter night! Buy one, get seven cabinet ministers for free! Only at #SaxonwoldShebeen— SaxonwoldShebeen (@StateShebeen) November 4, 2016