Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane said people should not start accusing those implicated in the state of capture report of being guilty until the matter goes through a judicial process.

Mkhwebane was speaking on the sidelines of the University of Limpopo student trust fund dinner at the Gallagher Convention Centre yesterday evening.

She says it’s a great loss for the public sector to have someone of Eskom CEO Brian Molefe’s calibre leave its ranks.

“All I can say is that people can lodge judicial review if they’re not happy about the outcome of the report. So that’s the most important thing which I would say to people I don’t think it’s justifiable for us or for people to start criticising or start thinking that people are guilty.”

Mkhwebane says she hopes he will be able to serve in other structures.

“I mean honestly it’s a loss for the country.”



Molefe says that he is going to dedicate himself showing that he is the victim of injustice because the Public Protector’s observations were published after an incomplete investigation.


Meanwhile, the Democratic Alliance has announced it will be laying charges against Molefe in terms of the Prevention and Combatting of Corruption Act.