An investigation by law firm ENSafrica has unearthed “evidence of serious governance failings and wrongdoing at EOH”, the JSE-listed technology services group said on Tuesday.
The probe, requested by EOH Holdings CEO Stephen van Coller in February in the wake of allegations of irregularities involving the supply of Microsoft software to the South African department of defence, found serious problems in EOH’s public sector business run from the group’s head office as well as similar issues at subsidiary EOH Mthombo.
EOH Holdings CEO Stephen van Coller The company said employment has been terminated with individuals who have been directly implicated in the identified wrongdoing.
EOH has also reported the concerns and the details of the parties implicated in the irregularities to the Hawks in terms of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act.
“EOH is committed to ensuring that all perpetrators of wrongdoing are brought to justice.
EOH has instructed ENS to initiate criminal charges and lodge civil claims to recover losses, as appropriate,” the group said.
“The EOH board will act decisively in respect of any further wrongdoing that is identified during the ongoing investigation, in line with its zero tolerance on corruption policy.”