Hours after Brian Molefe announced the date for his official resignation, report has it that he now seeks legal advice on what action to take on the controversial State capture report which has him implicated.
The Eskom Boss seems to have been in a destabilized state ever since the explosive State capture report compiled by former Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, had his name mentioned in it.
The report had it that Molefe and Ajay Gupta, the eldest of three Gupta brothers, made 58 telephone calls to one another between August 2015 and March 2016
The document also details phone calls between Brian Molefe and Ronica Ragavan – a long-time Gupta associate recently appointed acting CEO of Oakbay Investments – and contact between Molefe and Nazeem Howa, Oakbay’s former CEO, and Rajesh “Tony” Gupta, the youngest of the three Gupta siblings.
According to cellphone records obtained by the protector’s investigators, Molefe was at or near the Guptas’ Saxonwold, Johannesburg, compound 19 times between August 5 and November 17, 2015, and that Ragavan called Molefe on April 11 this year, the same day Eskom’s pre-payment was granted to Tegeta.
Reacting on this report, the Eskom Boss said he knew nothing about the implication and he accused Madonsela of not giving him time to clear himself with her.
Brian Molefe tendered his resignation following the allegation and now seeks legal advice on how to handle the findings.
Similarly, advocate Mkhwebane has urged people to seek judicial review and not make rash judgments on those implicated in the report. She said those implicated can be considered innocent until the matter goes through a judicial process.
Molefe, on the other hand, who insists on leaving, said he is going to dedicate himself showing that he is the victim of injustice because the Public Protector’s observations were published after an incomplete investigation.