ancBusinessLive reports that the ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) has decided that reappointed Eskom CEO Brian Molefe should be removed from the post.  

His controversial reinstallation at the state-owned power utility was one of the issues discussed at the NEC’s three-day meeting that ended on Sunday.  Molefe has been implicated in the state capture saga, as has Eskom board chairman Ben Ngubane.  The ANC — which was not consulted on the appointment — has been critical of Molefe’s return to the Eskom position.  Court submissions by Molefe, Ngubane and Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown further convoluted the issue when they argued that Molefe had not, in fact, resigned from Eskom in November 2016, followed by claims last week that he had gone on early retirement or had taken unpaid leave.  At the weekend, the NEC agreed that Molefe should not have been re-appointed to the post.  It is now up to Brown and the board to remove him.  Meanwhile, the DA has argued in court papers that the reinstatement agreement was unlawful.


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