The State and co-operate capture scandal is no longer news to most South Africans. Citizens have been calling for the end of Guptarisation os SA and it seems the Public Protector is about to step up her game and protect the public.
Brian Molefe’s R30 million payout from Eskom in March will be investigated by Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane.
Molefe had barely worked 18 months as Eskom’s CEO before cashing in on his lucrative payday. Thanks to political pressure from the DA and their submission to Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, he will now have to answer some very awkward questions about his mystery payment.
“This outrageous payout is a gross abuse of public funds, especially after Molefe resigned ‘in the interests of good corporate governance’” after his close ties to the Guptas were revealed in the damning State of Capture Report.”
“Eskom is in deep financial trouble and the R30m could go a long way in bringing stability at the power utility. It is unacceptable that an individual such as Brian Molefe, who sits deeply in the pockets of the Guptas, is rewarded for serving the interests of one familY,” said the DA in a statement.
This came after Eskom declared losses of over R870m. Minister Lynne Brown has also announced they will face further investigation into state capture allegations.
Their disastrous financial year saw Eskom pay billions in ‘irregular expenditure’ to Gupta-owned companies Trillian and Transnet, and it has left the utility in a precarious position.
The DA vowed to root out the deep corruption at Eskom and maintained that South Africans deserve public servants who work to improve their lives, not individuals trying to line their own pockets.