Eskom's Brian Molefe falls on his sword as the 'State of Capture' claims its first victim. Molefe was, until recently, seen as an inspirational manager. But, after the release of the state capture report, his goose now appears to be thoroughly cooked Update: Eskom'sBrian Molefe falls on his swordIn 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.In his resignation letter, Molefe said: “I am confident that, wh...

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