Brian Molefe took the stand at the State Capture Commission and, as anticipated, made some damning accusations and implicated President Cyril Ramaphosa in the questionable dealings at the power utility.
Former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Eskom, Brian Molefe, on Friday, 15 January 2021, took the stand at the State Capture Commission’s morning session, where he answered Eskom-related questions. Molefe’s appearance before the commission was one of the most anticipated, as he was speculated to further implicate former president, Jacob Zuma and discuss his relationship with the controversial Gupta family.
Molefe admitted to having a relationship with the Gupta family, and confessed to having been at the Gupta mansion numerous times. However, a matter that was documented via tweets was his implication of President Cyril Ramaphosa in Eskom corruption.
In addressing how the parastatal came to award Glencore a tender, Molefe reportedly claimed, “Instead of conducting due diligence and understanding how the coal supplier even works, they did sometime extraordinary, Chairperson. They sold 9.64 percent of the shares in the newly acquired company to Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, a political heavyweight, and made him chairman of the company of the newly acquired company.”
The former Eskom CEO further noted, “That was a strategic decision to use the former Secretary-General of the African National Congress (ANC) and the former Secretary-General of National Union of Mineworkers, a member of the Executive Committee [of the] ANC at the time.”
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— State Capture Commission (@StateCaptureCom) January 15, 2021