Ex-managers from South Africa’s Eskom arrested – police


The logo of state power utility Eskom is seen outside Cape Town’s Koeberg nuclear power plant in this picture taken March 20, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Former managers from South Africa’s troubled state-run power firm Eskom have been arrested, a spokesman for the elite police unit the Hawks said on Thursday. An Eskom spokeswoman said she was not aware of the arrests.

A breaking news banner run on local TV news channel eNCA said the people had been arrested for alleged fraud and corruption amounting to some 745 million rand ($50.65 million).

Reporting by Emma Rumney and Mfuneko Toyana; Editing by Alison Williams


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