Many a poor, black child saw in Brian Molefe what is possible through hard work. May he now reflect honestly, writes Sikonathi Mantshantsha Brian Molefe’s departure after a short career as the chief executive of Eskom is both good and bad. For SA, that is. Let’s start with the good. Molefe’s departure is good in that it demonstrates leadership, decency and acceptance of accountability. It shows he is still redeemable, whatever his flaws may be.The act of a person who holds a position of trust in SA of falling on his sword is as rare as Molefe’s talent.What seems to always escape our public representatives, particularly those in the state and government, is the reason they are in those positions. Leaders should command, not demand, the trust of the people of this country. Instead, the system is littered with big ego s devoid of honour or integrity.Unlike Molefe, many refuse to do the honourable thing once that trust evaporates. But then again, only honourable men are capable of honou...

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