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Brian Molefe heads to Parliament

Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe will become a member of Parliament soon.

Brian Molefe
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Molefe has been nominated to fill a vacancy on the ANC's list of MPs from the North West.

Parliament spokesperson Moloto Mothapo says presiding officers will determine a date on which Molefe will be sworn in. 


Molefe resigned from his post at Eskom last year soon after being implicated in the Public Protector's State of Capture report.

Among the revelations made, it laid bare Molefe's relationship with the Gupta family. 

Phone records revealed Molefe spoke to one of the Gupta brothers more than 50 times in eight months - amid speculation Eskom awarded a Gupta-owned company a coal supply tender unlawfully.


Meanwhile, political analyst, Dr Somadoda Fikeni, says the swearing in of Molefe further indicates that President Zuma is preparing for a cabinet reshuffle. 


"No one would expect that Brian Molefe would come and be a backbencher. One can also speculate that either Finance Minister or Trade and Industry or Economic Development would be some of the ministries that are likely to be in the hands of Molefe," he said.

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