ANC MP Pravin Gordhan has called for a forensic audit into the reinstatement of Eskom CEO Brian Molefe.
The former finance minister grilled Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown in an attempt to get to the truth of the matter, says political analyst Karima Brown.
Gordhan asked questions as a part of a Parliamentary oversight committee wanting answers from minister Brown and the Eskom board.
#Eskom Gordhan says the answers by the board lack credibility and are "all over the show". Does the board live in its own oblivion? LD— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) May 23, 2017
Gordhan says minister Brown was instructed to rehire Molefe and asked for the audio recording of the board meeting when it was decide to reinstate him.
#Eskom Gordhan: Who instructed you to re-hire Molefe? Who made what phone call to whom and when? LD— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) May 23, 2017
He's called for a full forensic investigation and a full parliamentary inquiry. Effectively throwing down the gauntlet and saying that both Ben Ngubane and Lynne Brown need to come clean.— Karima Brown, Political Analyst and Talk At Nine Presenter
Karima argues that the inconsistencies in the affidavits and answers given in Parliament could potentially lead to minister Brown facing perjury charges.
The former finance minister asked a set of questions that will expose the inconsistencies and the lies at the base of the mess that we see with Brian Molefe's return to Eskom.— Karima Brown, Political Analyst and Talk At Nine Presenter
The documents and audio could expose people who may have lied and, further more, committed a crime, Karima explains.
It's very clear here that a crime has been committed.— Karima Brown, Political Analyst and Talk At Nine Presenter
Take a listen to her analysis and extracts from the Parliamentary session:
#Eskom Gordhan says board is abusing state property to capture Eskom for the benefit of a few. That's the reality. LD— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) May 23, 2017