Eskom Group Chief Operating Officer, Jan Oberholzer, received a bomb threat from an unknown cellphone number in May 2022. A suspect was arrested in connection with the threat on Friday morning, 18 November.
SUSPECT LINKED TO OBERHOLZER BOMB THREAT
After the threat, Eskom’s internal security investigations team referred the matter to the police. The preliminary investigation found that the suspect used an unregistered SIM card to send the threat.
The Hawks and private investigators from Bidvest Protea Coin tracked down and arrested a 27-year-old man in Vosman, Mpumalanga. There was reportedly overwhelming evidence linking him to the crime.
The suspect is currently in police custody and is expected to appear in court next week.
Advocate Karen Pillay, Eskom General Manager of Security, said a number of executives have been targeted in recent months.
“The targeting of Eskom executives and employees who are focused and hard at work during these difficult times is very disturbing. Such acts of criminality are malicious and Eskom takes them seriously,’ said Pillay.
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