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Mantashe won't say whether top 6 agree on 'discomfort' over Molefe reinstatement

17 May 2017 12:41 PM

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe speaks on Molefe's return to Eskom and new allegations made by the former Mining Minister.

African National Congress (ANC) secretary general, Gwede Mantashe, says government must deal with the reinstatement of Brian Molefe as the Eskom chief executive officer (CEO).

Mantashe says the ANC is very uncomfortable because it causes uncertainty and disquietness in the society.

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We've given the task back to government to deal with the situation. We have registered our discomfort. We said deal with it, we are very uncomfortable with that posting.

Gwede Mantashe, ANC secretary general

He could not comment on whether all top six members agreed that Molefe's return to Eskom should be addressed by Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown.

Commenting on the new allegations revealed by former Mineral Resources Minister Ngaoko Ramathlodi, Mantashe said Ramathlodi never told him about the allegations.

Ramathlodi told the Amabhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism that Molefe and chair Ben Ngubane tried to force him to cancel the mining licenses of the Glencore Group.

Ramathlodi also confirmed that he would give this evidence under oath in a proper investigation.

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Ramathlodi had an opportunity to go to the Public Protector.... The state of capture report is still pending going to the judiciary inquiry, we are still expecting it to happen.

Gwede Mantashe, ANC secretary general

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17 May 2017 12:41 PM