The African National Congress (ANC) has condemned the Eskom board's decision to reappoint Brian Molefe as the CEO, saying it is "reckless".
ANC spokesperson, Zizi Kodwa, says reinstating Molefe will undermine allegations of corruption against him.
Kodwa says the ANC will consult the Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown, and ask for reason Molefe's return.
Molefe resigned from the power utility last year, a week after the release of the damning Public Protector's State of Capture report, which claimed that he visited the controversial Gupta family on several occasions.
The report alleges evidence of phone calls between Molefe and the Guptas and places him at their residence in Saxonwold at least 14 times.
We are worried about some of the boards of state-owned companies. They are lackluster when it comes to corruption.— Zizi Kodwa, ANC national spokesperson
Corruption Watch's David Lewis says they seeking legal advice and will consider interdicting the board decision.
Stephen Grootes interviewed Eskom board chairperson, Ben Ngubane, at the World Economic Forum and asked him why Eskom has not suspended Matshela Koko as the acting CEO, after evidence of wrongdoing had emerged.
Koko was appointed after Molefe's resignation.
Ngubane said he could not suspend Koko on purely speculations of the press.
The Sunday Times published a report that Koko's 26-year-old daughter, Koketso Choma, was a director of Impulse International when it was awarded the contracts amounting to R1 billion by Eskom.
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