Molefe due to testify before Parliament's Portfolio Committee

Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe and former board chairperson Zola Tsotsi testified before Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises on Tuesday in the Eskom inquiry.

The committee started by questioning the decision to suspend four senior executives back in March 2015 which led to Eskom's credit rating downgrade.

EWN reporter, Rahima Essop says Molefe has not yet testified, but the committee started with former Eskom board member, Venete Klein.

She says Klein was questioned about the decision to suspend four Eskom's senior executives in March 2015.

Read: Zola Tsotsi and Brian Molefe to answer to Parly state capture probe

Klein conceded that there was no reason to suspend those four executives. She apologised publicly to Tsholofelo Molefe, who was the female finance director, who ended up leaving Eskom after she was suspended.

Rahima Essop, EWN reporter

Essop says Brian Molefe entered the inquiry with two men whom she assumes were his lawyers. She believes Molefe will be taking the stand when MPs are done grilling Klein.

We are expecting to hear also from Zola Tsotsi and people who's names have come up throughout the inquiry as implicated in wrong doing. So it's going to be an explosive week at the Eskom's inquiry.

Rahima Essop, EWN reporter

To hear the rest of Essop's report from Eskom's Inquiry in Parliament, listen below:


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