Brian Molefe has been nominated to fill a vacancy on the North West list of African National Congress (ANC) members of Parliament.
According to reports, ANC MP in the North West, Abram Mudau, was forced to resign by the party to allow Molefe to be his replacement.
Presiding officers of Parliament will determine a date for swearing Molefe in as MP.
702 and CapeTalk talk show host and political commentator, Eusebius McKaiser, says Molefe should turn down the invitation.
He needs to be asking himself how do I begin to clawback the kind of attitude that people had when they heard my name. His name used to be associated with excellence, black excellence in particular.— Eusebius McKaiser
It's very important for him to recognise that he has fallen short of what is acceptable behavior for someone in position of power who has this relationship with the Gupta family.— Eusebius McKaiser
And if he were to accept that he could become minister or deputy minister of finance or any other portfolio, it would reinforce the idea that Brian Molefe has secretly all along not been the face of black of excellence, but quite frankly he has been a wolf in sheep's clothing.— Eusebius McKaiser
Molefe resigned as Eskom CEO after a damning Public Protector's report which revealed that Eskom might have repeatedly broken the law to accommodate the Gupta family-owned Tegeta Resources.
The report also revealed cellphone conversations between Molefe and the Guptas, and that he visited their residence in Saxonwold at least 14 times.
McKaiser says Molefe's appointment is related to state capture report which also implicated President Jacob Zuma.
Zuma wants to position himself to be able to loot as much much as possible from the South African State.— Eusebius McKaiser
The ANC has factional battles that are as deep as they have ever been. Perhaps the last time they were ever this interesting was way back in Polokwane. In that context ask yourself from a tactical point of view, what are the tools left in the toolkit for President Zuma.— Eusebius McKaiser
Quite frankly the most important tool he has is the constitutional prerogative power he has to appoint people to certain positions within Cabinet. That's all he has left.— Eusebius McKaiser
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