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Molefe said to be readied by ANC for Parliament seat

According to three party officials the ex-Eskom CEO will be given a seat from the North West province.

The African National Congress is preparing to give Brian Molefe, former chief executive officer of state power company Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd., a seat in parliament, according to three party officials.

Molefe will be given a seat from the North West province after one of its members of Parliament resigned, according to the officials, who asked not to be identified because they aren’t authorized to comment on the matter. The Sunday Times reported last month that Molefe has been touted as a possible replacement of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, who’s been feuding with President Jacob Zuma over the management of state-owned companies and spending on a planned nuclear power programme.

Molefe quit Eskom after the nation’s Public Protector accused him in a Nov. 2 report of favoring the Gupta family, which is in business with Zuma’s son, by allegedly handing them coal-supply contracts and helping them buy Optimum Coal Holdings Ltd. Molefe and Eskom deny wrongdoing.

Calls to Molefe’s mobile phone didn’t connect.

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Brian Molefe quit Eskom because he was caught up in situation where he had been having questionable deals and connections and he did so to avoid being further exposed and embarrassed.

Leopards do not change their spots. Brian Molefe has a track record and an history which is questionable in many quarters and on many terms.

Regrettably for him, only his so called ‘partners in crime’ will be on his side. For the rest of South Africa he is a washout and is tainted. That luminous glow he acquired while doing his dodgy deals will be illuminating his profile, personality and credibility for the rest of his life.

He, in my humble opinion is not suitable to be in a position of authority or trust ever again. Absolutely not!

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