Comrade Bae calls Molefe a Gupta stooge
The Economic Freedom Fighters have joined the growing chorus against the appointment of Brian Molefe as the Chief Executive of Eskom, calling the decision illegal and corrupt.
National Spokesperson for the EFF, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, said personal gain was the only motive behind Molefe's reinstatement, adding that Molefe was merely a Gupta stooge.
"The EFF condemns the reappointment of Brian Molefe as Eskom CEO as an illegal, corrupt move that is solely based on advancing the personal interests of Molefe as a Gupta stooge," said Ndlozi.
Ndlozi said it had become more apparent than ever that Molefe was gunning for the position of Finance Minister, when he parted ways with Eskom. That has not materialized following President Jacob Zuma's dramatic Cabinet Reshuffle earlier this year, Ndlozi insists that there was always a plan B. To him, this is clearly it.
"Molefe hoped that he would be appointed into the cabinet in the recent cabinet reshuffle by Zuma. He then resigned publicly from Eskom on the basis that there were strong allegations made against him by the Public Protector report on State of Capture. Molefe was made a member of Parliament and has been earning a salary as an MP since then," said Ndlozi.
"It therefore cannot be that he can simply return to his former job without any process. Only in a banana republic can a person resign from a State Owned Enterprise as CEO based on strong allegations against them, then become a public representative, and when they are not appointed to cabinet, then returns to his CEO job.
"Resignation means the position should be subjected to a normal process of advertisements, shortlisting and interviews. Molefe is a spoiled-brat of the Guptas; he clearly is not earning a good salary as an MP and he went to cry to his handlers, who then issued an instruction for his reappointment into Eskom."
"The EFF is consulting with legal counsel and will approach the courts to stop this madness. The ANC always said people are trying to co-govern with them through the courts. This is caused by such mad decisions which render us as a country into a mockery and a banana republic. The EFF will not allow that and will fight to the end to return the rule of law in our country against all manner of kleptocracy in our government."
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