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Eskom’s Former Top Buyer Arrested On An R14 Million Fraud Charge

“She is expected to join four other suspects. The accused remain in custody and the investigation continues.”

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Eskom’s Former Top Buyer Arrested On An R14 Million Fraud Charge.

After her arrest and court appearance on Friday, a former Eskom senior buyer accused of defrauding the corporation of more than R14m will remain behind bars.

Thandeka Innocentia Nkosi, 42, was charged with theft, fraud, and money laundering in the Hendrina magistrate’s court.

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According to Mpumalanga Hawks spokesperson Capt Dineo Sekgotodi, Nkosi’s appearance came after an intensive investigation by Eskom’s forensic investigators into money fraud from the ailing business.

“After they uncovered the fraud, a case was opened and referred to the Middelburg-based Hawks’ serious commercial crime investigation unit for further exploration.

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“During their probe, it was discovered that during March to April 2013, Nkosi, who was employed by Eskom at Arnot as a senior buyer, allegedly colluded with her accomplice, a director of Angel Frost Investment (Pty) Ltd … to defraud Eskom of an amount of R14,736,882.”

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The case has been rescheduled for March 22, 2023, for a possible bail application.

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“She is expected to join four other suspects. The accused remain in custody and the investigation continues,” she said.

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