The Democratic Alliance (DA) has announced its readiness to bring Brian Molefe to book following his implication in the controversial State capture report.
The DA said on Thursday that it would go on to lay charges against the Eskom Boss in Cape Town.
The said legal charges against Molefe comes two days after the party leader‚ Mmusi Maimane‚ laid corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma on the basis of Thuli’s report which made a number of observations about the relationship between the president and the Gupta family.
“We cannot stand by as those in positions of power are allowed to abuse state institutions for their own selfish gain and to the detriment of South Africans,” she said in a statement.
“It is now time that he is brought to book and these charges are a step towards ensuring that this happens.” DA’s Natasha Mazzone said, pointing out that Molefe would be under the “Public Finance Management Act; Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act; and the Powers‚ Privileges and Immunities of Parliaments and Provincial Legislatures Act”.
Brian Molefe announced his resignation as the power Utility board chief following the release of the State capture report by former Public Protector thuli Madonsela, which had his name mentioned as a likely link to the influential Gupta Family.
During his announcement, Molefe said it was not an admission of wrongdoing on his part but for the interests of good corporate governance.
Meanwhile‚ Mark Pamensky, the Eskom director most directly linked to the Gupta family, has also reigned.
Pamensky‚ who is also a director of telecoms company Blue Label as well as of the Gupta-owned Oakbay Resources‚ was among those subpoenaed by Madonsela for her report.
Added to this, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) called for the entire board and divisional executives who are all implicated in the many serious allegations against Eskom in the state capture report, to reign as well.
The allegations in that report “are sufficiently serious to make it impossible for Molefe and the Eskom board to continue with business as usual and they must stand down”‚ Numsa general-secretary Irvin Jim said.
The utility is still on the move to come up with a good replacement for Molefe as his resignation will take effect on January 1.