"This is Guptaland so they can manufacture reasons for Molefe's return"

Questions about a R30 million payout, as well as the Gupta family's involvement with Eskom, have been brought to the fore once again as Brian Molefe is set to return as CEO of the power utility.

The Eskom board confirmed Molefe reappointment on Friday following a dispute about his pension payout.

READ: Brian Molefe to return to Eskom helm on Monday

He was implicated in the State of Capture report last year, with allegations that he had been in constant contact with the Gupta family while they were buying a coal mine that supplies Eskom.

Last year, Molefe resigned saying it was in the interest of good governance following allegations in the Public Protector’s State of Capture report.

Karima Brown shares her viewpoints on the matter.

For starters if you resign you are not entitled to any pension payout.

Karima Brown, Political analyst

Brian Molefe publicly told us he is resigning so the issue of early retirement doesn't even arrive. But of course this is Guptaland so they can manufacture a reason, but in manufacturing that reason we have to go to who lied. Is it Mr Molefe, the board or is it the minister? Because clearly Brian Molefe left Eskom on the understanding that he will be receiving a core R30 million pay out.....

Karima Brown, Political analyst

The Tegeta deal has come undone. Mr Molefe is back, needed at Eskom, not because he wants to earn a salary. He must go do the bidding of his masters, of the Gupta's. And of course we know that the Treasury and finance ministry has been changed..

Karima Brown, Political analyst

The finance ministry is now Malusi Gigaba the first minister of public enterprises under President Jacob Zuma who of course we know as a shareholder enabled almost every single SOE to have someone linked to the Gupta family on that board so what you have now is a situation for the Tegeta deal to be rescued. ...

Karima Brown, Political analyst

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This article first appeared on 702 : "This is Guptaland so they can manufacture reasons for Molefe's return"


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