In the most recent report released by the Zondo Commission on its Inquiry into State Capture, Chief Justice Raymond Zondo levels praise at EOH for the company’s assistance during the inquiry. The report states: “There is no other company that has been of greater assistance to the Commission in relation to the investigation of historical wrongdoing within its ranks.”
The Commission further mentions the contracts between EOH and the City of Johannesburg, whereby EOH is referenced by the Commission as a “unique case” as it is the only company, mentioned in the proceedings, that proactively approached the State Capture Commission to publicly disclose legacy wrongdoing within its ranks. Judge Zondo also specifically acknowledges EOH CEO Stephen van Coller’s notable assistance during the inquiry.
The report applauds EOH for explaining what it had already done, and what it proposed to do to make reparation for the legacy wrongdoing as well as to prevent any future wrongdoing. The report further compliments the Group on the attitude that it had taken to the Commission describing it as a positive extension of the attitude that EOH had widely adopted in all its dealings with all the regulatory and law enforcement authorities.
It is a proud moment for all of us at EOH to receive this accolade from the Chief Justice. EOH remains committed to transparency, underpinned by ethical corporate citizenship. We will continue to strongly advocate the critical importance of standing up for what is right to support the efforts to rid our country from a legacy of state capture and corruption and to create a positive future for all South Africans.
As EOH closes this final chapter on its past the Group would like to, once again, thank all its people, clients, suppliers, shareholders, board and leadership for their unwavering support over the last three years.
You can also read the State Capture Commission Report Part IV Vol I here.