Nowadays you don’t steal a million; you steal a billion! – Pravin Gordhan

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown and Eskom chair Ben Ngubane said on Tuesday in Parliament that there were documents to back up their decisions around why Brian Molefe was first allowed to leave Eskom and later reinstated.

Show us those documents, said ANC MP Pravin Gordhan.

The former finance minister has laid into the Eskom board accusing them of treating the parastatal like a personal toy for the benefit of a few.

He said it may be time that the Eskom board is dissolved.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Wits School of Economics and Business Science Senior Lecturer Lumkile Mondi.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

They [Eskom board] has let South Africa down.

Pravin Gordhan, ANC MP

Nowadays you don’t steal a million or a hundred million; you steal a billion at a time!

Pravin Gordhan, ANC MP

Brown is not challenging the DA and EFF’s presentation.

Lumkile Mondi, Wits

Is there a shadow state? Who is telling Minister Brown what to do?

Lumkile Mondi, Wits

We are all in this together! We hope that this experience around the Zuma presidency brings us back to the promise [of 1994].

Lumkile Mondi, Wits

No-one trusts what is coming from the President or Lynne Brown.

Lumkile Mondi, Wits

We lost our investment grade because of a wrong decision by the President.

Lumkile Mondi, Wits

The President’s days are numbered.

Lumkile Mondi, Wits

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