Eskom Tutuka Power Station employee sentenced for theft of five drums of hydraulic fluid oil

Tuesday, 12 December 2023: On Friday, 08 December an Eskom Tutuka Power Station employee, Katlego Twala, appeared at the Standerton Regional Court on a charge of theft. The employee was linked to the theft of five drums of hydraulic fluid oil (fire-resistant fluid oil), an incident that took place in October 2022. He was sentenced to one-year imprisonment or to pay a fine of R10 000.00 wholly suspended for five years. The employee was also declared unfit to possess a firearm.

Eskom welcomes the sanction by the court and would like to thank the South African Police Service (SAPS), its own internal investigators and the National Prosecuting Authority for the positive outcome.

“Eskom has a zero-tolerance stance on acts of dishonesty and views the conduct of the employee as unacceptable. We will continue working on flushing out the minority that cast a shadow on the organisation,” said Botse Sikhwitshi, the Acting General Manager for Security at Eskom.

Eskom urge the public to report information regarding illegal electricity sales, fraud, the theft of coal, fuel oil, and diesel and all other electricity-related crimes to the Eskom Crime Line: 0800 11 27 22. Reporting can be done anonymously.


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