The influential MP is certainly in deep water, after dishing out contradictory version of his testament concerning his Eskom resignation. The ANC says representations by Eskom and Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown in Parliament on Tuesday about the reinstatement of Brian Molefe as Eskom CEO are disingenuous and “amount to perjury”.

Going by “the incoherent version tabled today, Mr Molefe had never resigned from Eskom, but rather was on unpaid leave. This is in direct contradiction to Mr Molefe’s own statement when he left the utility, where he said “I have, in the interests of good corporate governance, decided to leave my employ at Eskom from 1 January 2017. I do so voluntarily…” and Minister Brown’s letter dated 30th November 2016 where she approved the appointment of Mr Koko as Acting Group CEO following “the resignation of Mr Brian Molefe”. On the strength of the representations from Minister Brown and Mr Molefe, the ANC acceded to his nomination as Member of Parliament.

Accordingly, “Not only are these latest developments disingenuous to say the least, they amount to perjury,” the ANC said.

Parliament have been invited to “act decisively to deal with this irrational and untenable situation”.