The Gauteng African National Congress (ANC) says it agrees with the national leadership’s decision to demand Brian Molefe’s removal as Eskom CEO.
Molefe returned to Megawatt Park last week after Eskom’s board claimed that his resignation last year was an early retirement.
Molefe stepped down following the Public Protector’s State of Capture report which showed he had been in regular contact with the Gupta family while they were trying to buy a mine that supplied Eskom with coal.
The Gauteng ANC’s provincial secretary Hope Papo says Molefe must leave Megawatt Park.
“Brian should not be the CEO because he resigned to clear his name, the PEC didn’t understand why.”
And he says this is going to lead to trouble.
“That kind of a decision is actually creating problems for staff and management of state-owned enterprises.”
The Gauteng ANC’s leadership was the first provincial leadership in the ANC to say President Jacob Zuma should step down after last year’s Nkandla ruling.