SIU to probe Eskom whistleblower over corruption


[Picture: Waldo Swiegers / News24]

A businessman that blew the whistle on corrupt Eskom employees has now drawn the attention of the Special Investigating Unit (SIU).

Lloyds Sambo, a Mpumalanga businessman and husband of former Rise FM and Ligwalagwala FM current affairs presenter Carol Sanderson submitted a dossier to Eskom executives, accusing the power utility’s workers of making demands and attempting to remove his company, Tamukelo Business Enterprises which had a R400-miilion contract to supply potable water for the construction of Kusile Power Station.

Following a National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) investigation, it found that Tamukelo who provided water trucking services to the Kusile project site from June 2009 to November 2020, made numerous payments to the benefit of various current and former Eskom officials.

Among the officials who benefitted from the payments include Eskom employee Duduzile Babalwa Moyo. He received a total of R24.5-million.

The SIU will now be probing Sambo and his wife, after it obtained a preservation order on the couple’s properties.

Before becoming a businessman, Sambo was a regional Eskom manager.


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