Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa distances himself from working with President Jacob Zuma on Eskom Chief Executive Office (CEO)’s recent reappointment matter.
Ramaphosa says both President Zuma and Minister for Public Enterprises, Lynne Browne, are currently handling the matter and he is not involved at all.
Brian Molefe resigned from Eskom last year following the State capture revelations the State Capture report by the former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela that he is in association with President Zuma’s friends, the Guptas, whom were accused of the state capture.
Molefe was reappointed at Eskom by the board chaired by Ben Ngubane after he resigned from the parliament where he served as an MP to the African National Congress (ANC) nominated by an alleged branch in the North West province.
The ruling party, ANC opposes the move by Eskom and ordered the minister to facilitates the reversal of Molefe’s reappointment.
“The issue of Brian Molefe is being addressed, the President is dealing with the matter together with the Minister of Public Enterprises.” – Ramaphosa
“ANC statement is very clear and that also is going to be taken into account as one of the voices that we are hearing and we are hearing a lot of voices all round and therefore government is going to be giving consideration into this matter and soon there will be a clear way forward in this matter.”
- Cyril Ramaphosa was elected as Deputy President of the ANC at the ANC National Conference in Mangaung in December 2012.
- He has been endorsed by Trade Union Federation Cosatu to succeed President Zuma in the ANC
- He is the first of the ANC top bosses to call for the commission of inquiry into state capture ‘before the 2019 election’