“As you are aware, I am expected to testify in Mr M Koko’s disciplinary hearing. Furthermore, according to media reports, Eskom intends conducting an investigation into the allegations referred to in your article and the police are also investigating the matter.
“In the circumstances, it would be inappropriate, if not improper, to deal with the allegations in any detail at this stage, save for pointing out that your article has a number of factual inaccuracies and that I strongly deny all allegations of impropriety levelled against me. The allegations are false and defamatory. I am taking legal advice regarding my rights and the institution of legal action.
“You will no doubt ask yourself why these allegations and alleged documentary evidence emerges at this point in time.
“Clearly, they are part of a desperate and transparent attempt to divert attention from the real issues at hand and to preempt the evidence that will be led against Mr Koko at his disciplinary hearing.
“Unfortunately, your intended publication will serve these ulterior motives.
“I will prove, at the appropriate time and in the appropriate forum, that these allegations are false and that I did not act unlawfully or improperly in any manner.”