While the board members of the state-owned parastatal, Eskom lament over the loss of their top best leader and group CEO Brian Molefe, the deputy president of the Economic Freedom Fighters, Floyd Shivanbu said he’s good riddance.
Brian Molefe recently released a statement announcing his resignation as the Eskom group boss. He said in his resignation was for the benefit of the parastatal sector and for the country’s interest.
“I have, in the interests of good corporate governance, decided to leave my employ at Eskom from 1 January 2017. I do so voluntarily: indeed I wish to pay tribute to the unfailing support I have had since I took up office from the chairman, the board and with those with whom it has been my privilege to work. Together we brought Eskom back from the brink,” Molefe said
The Eskom company, however, stated that Molefe’s decision to leave was “regrettable but understandable”.
Reacting to this, EFF’s Shivanbu said it seemed as if those who were allegedly captured by the controversial Gupta family were jumping off the family’s “sinking ship”
“It looks like the captured are jumping off the Gupta sinking ship with haste. One has fallen and more to go. Good riddance Brian Molefe,” he said as he tongue lashed the state-own company boss.
Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe confirmed that Molefe had resigned but that his resignation was not an admission of “wrongdoing” on his part.
Molefe was implicated, as leader of the Eskom board, when it gave the Gupta-owned Tegeta a deal involving hundreds of millions paid into its account without following proper tender procedures.
Similar to Floyd Shivambu’s comment, the EFF commander, Julius Malema welcomed the move by the Eskom boss and called for President Jacob Zuma to learn from the Molefe.
The Chief Whip of the Democratic Alliance, John Steenhuisen also said: “Guess Brian will be spending a bit more time in the #SaxonwoldShebeen while former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi tweeted: “We wish him the best of luck as he decides to lead the search for Saxonwold Shebeen.
Meanwhile, Eskom said on Friday it would soon be announcing interim leadership arrangements once the board agrees with Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown following the abrupt resignation of chief executive Brian Molefe.