The public protector’s report into state capture has claimed its first casualty as Molefe falls on his sword In a break with tradition, Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe on Friday tendered his resignation from the utility, scoring a rare victory for good corporate governance.“I have, in the interests of good governance, decided to leave my employ at Eskom from January 1 2017,” said Molefe in a statement e-mailed by the electricity producer. “I do so voluntarily indeed,” while admitting to no wrongdoing. In October, Molefe was fingered by the public protector, in a report titled “State of Capture”, for his close proximity to the controversial Gupta family, who have in the past two years amassed billions of rand in contracts with Eskom.Molefe’s name appears an incredible 71 times in former public protector Thuli Madonsela’s report in the investigation into whether President Jacob Zuma and other state entities, including companies, acted improperly and unethically in their dealings wi...

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