Eskom Inquiry - CLOSED MEETING

Public Enterprises

17 April 2018

Chairperson: Ms D Rantho (ANC)

Meeting Summary

The Committee met in a closed session. The following statement was released: 

Meeting report

COMMITTEE EXPLORING CRIMINAL CHARGES

Parliament, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 – The Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises that is tasked with the Inquiry into the mismanagement of state funds in state-owned enterprises met on Tuesday to discuss steps to be taken against the witnesses who failed to appear before the committee after summonses had been served.

On 4 April 2018, the Sheriff unsuccessfully attempted to serve the summonses on Mr Ajay Gupta, Mr Atul Gupta, Mr Rajesh Gupta and Mr Duduzane Zuma at their respective last-known places of residence. On 4 April 2018, the Sheriff served the summons on Ms Dudu Myeni at her last known place of residence. Ms Myeni failed to appear before the committee.

The committee resolved to write to the Speaker of the National Assembly to request that legal advice be sought on alternative methods to serve summons on Messrs Gupta and Mr Zuma. The committee will also request that the Speaker consider taking appropriate action against Ms Myeni in terms of the Powers, Privileges and Immunities of Parliament and Provincial Legislatures Act, 2004.
 
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