The Congress of the people (COPE) says Molefe’s deployment to Parliament is a nefarious and dangerous move by the ANC to among other things, have control of PIC funds.
Cope called on all sectors of the society to take note and be vigilant of Molefe’s deployment to Parliament saying it’s “morally questionable.”
In a statement issued on behalf of the Congress of the People Caucus in Parliament, COPE remarked that Brain Molefe’s deployment to Parliament is unconscionable.
Referring to the draft State Capture report, COPE asserted that Molefe’s deployment to Parliament has exposed “the immoral bankruptcy of the ANC and its leader.”
Also, the party noted the speculation that Mr. Molefe’s deployment to Parliament may be part of a sinister plan for Molefe to:
- Replace Minister Gordhan as Minister of Finance;
- Replace the Deputy Finance Minister and thus have control of PIC funds; or
- Be appointed to a ‘super ministry’ having control over the Finance Ministry and the Treasury.
With the above COPE urged all sectors of society to make their concerns known and heard on the issue, to be vigilant; and, if necessary, mobilize protests against the deployment.
An excerpt from the COPE statement read:
“In our Statement during the State of the Nation Address we made it clear that President Zuma is at war with his own country for his and his cronies sole benefit, aided and abetted by his party, the ANC.
The growing attacks on the Finance Minister and Treasury by foot-soldiers of the Zuma/Gupta cabal, by members of Cabinet, and by structures of the ANC, are visibly coordinated by Mr. Zuma’s cabal – and are clearly not in the best interests of the country and its people.
These attacks and other actions point to a continuation of the state capture project – the grand prize being the capture of the Treasury.”
The former Eskom boss’ deployment to Parliament as ANC North West MP has been heavily criticized as he was implicated in Madonsela’s state capture report.