Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe is ready to return to the fee inquiry into state seize subsequent month.
On Monday, fee secretary Prof Itumeleng Mosala despatched summons to Molefe’s attorneys to seem earlier than the chairperson of the fee, deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo, from March eight to 12.
In response to the summons, Molefe can be anticipated to provide proof and reply questions referring to his affidavit, any additional affidavits he might want to undergo the fee and on issues underneath investigation which occurred throughout his tenure as Transnet CEO between 2011 and 2015.
Molefe is without doubt one of the key gamers linked to the state seize phenomenon as he headed Eskom through the interval when many profitable contracts have been channelled to Gupta-linked entities. In her 2016 report into Eskom affairs amongst different issues, former public protector Thuli Madonsela stated cellphone data confirmed that Molefe and Ajay Gupta had known as one another 88 instances and that Molefe’s cellphone positioned him within the neighborhood of the Gupta compound in Saxonwold, Johannesburg, 19 instances.
Molefe made his first look on the fee on January 15 the place he informed the inquiry that President Cyril Ramaphosa, who headed the Eskom war- oom whereas he was deputy president of the nation, was partly responsible for the facility utility’s woes.
In response to Molefe, when Ramaphosa was appointed chairperson of presidency’s Eskom conflict room whereas he was a shareholder at Glencore, which is an Eskom contractor, this amounted to a battle of curiosity.
Ramaphosa has denied all the allegations and promised that he would give his model earlier than Zondo. Molefe’s testimony on the inquiry was placed on maintain three weeks in the past after a workers member working intently with Zondo examined constructive for Covid-19.
Molefe can be anticipated to testify on processes associated to his secondment from Transnet to Eskom in 2015 and his appointment as member of parliament in February 2017.
Requested if Molefe would proceed with the proof he gave on January 15, his lawyer, Mpho Molefe, from Molaba Attorneys Included, stated: “It seems that they are going to be specializing in Transnet-related points. They’ve stated nothing about Eskom-related points. We’ll have interaction the secretariat on this regard after our session with senior counsel which is able to occur quickly.”