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The recommendation for criminal charges is particularly applicable to Mr Anoj Singh and Mr Koko, who by false pretences led Eskom, through the officials who processed the R659 million payment, to believe that the R659 million payment was in the nature of pre-payment for coal, as was the R1.68 billion pre-payment, later converted into a guarantee, when in truth and fact they knew that the prepayment and the guarantee were needed to enable the Guptas to complete and save the sale of share transaction.

State Capture Commission Report
Volume 4, Part IV
7 March 2007

Intelligent journalism on a criminal trail – in the New York Times

Thia excellent legal anaylis provided by the New York Times journalist in the aftermath of the Scooter Libby conviction is another reminder that our court reporting in South Africa is sorely in need of some insight and intelligence.
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