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corruptionwatchSunday World reports that last week Corruption Watch filed a notice of withdrawal of its offensive against former Eskom and Transnet chief executive Brian Molefe to be declared a delinquent director for alleged wrongs he committed during his time at the helm of the power utility.

Molefe had been accused of having aided an alleged capture of Eskom by the Gupta family during the Zuma years. According to Corruption Watch, he was central to the booting out of Glencore-owned Optimum Coal Mine in favour of Gupta-owned Tegeta. Separately, Molefe faces allegations of being involved in corruption and fraud in the multi-billion rand procurement of locomotives at Transnet. Speaking through his lawyer Mpho Molefe, the former Eskom CEO said he had suffered a great deal of untruths and was hopeful that the move by Corruption Watch would spill over to other legal woes he was facing. Molefe’s lawyer said his client had suffered a great deal, professionally and otherwise because of cases such as the Corruption Watch one hanging over his head and added: “Despite being hounded out of public service through these lies, Brian found himself also rejected in the private sector because of the dark cloud hanging over his head.” The Zondo commission, which investigated allegations of state capture, recommended that the NPA should consider prosecuting Brian Molefe for alleged contravention of the Public Finance Management Act in his official capacities at Eskom and Transnet.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Mawande Amashabalala at Sunday World

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