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ANC tells Zuma govt to reverse Molefe return as Eskom CEO

May 16 2017 16:39
Sam Mkokeli, Bloomberg News

Johannesburg - The ruling African National Congress (ANC) told President Jacob Zuma’s government that it should rescind a decision to reappoint Brian Molefe as the chief executive officer of state power utility Eskom, party Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe said.

ANC officials told the government of their position at a meeting on Monday attended by Zuma, Mantashe said by phone from Johannesburg.

The ANC previously condemned the reappointment of Molefe, who resigned as head of Eskom in November after a graft probe questioned his conduct.

READ: Eskom CEO Brian Molefe quits, all the reaction

“They should look into that; ideally they should reverse that decision,” Mantashe said on Tuesday. “We are hoping that they are starting on it immediately.”

READ: Ramatlhodi spills beans on how Molefe 'helped' Guptas

The Public Protector found in a report last year that Molefe favoured the Gupta family, which is in business with Zuma’s son, by awarding coal-supply contracts and helping them buy Optimum Coal. He and Eskom denied wrongdoing, with Molefe crying in a November 3 briefing.

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