Eskom CEO Brian Molefe skipped the opening of African Utility Week on Tuesday amid growing opposition to his reappointment. Molefe and Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown, who were both expected to address delegates at Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)‚ were no-shows just a day after Molefe returned to his post at the energy utility under a cloud of controversy. Calls objecting to Molefe’s reappointment to the post he vacated in November grew even louder on Tuesday. The South African Communist Party (SACP) planned to protest against the decision with a demonstration outside the convention centre before Molefe’s expected arrival. They followed the ANC and the DA‚ who condemned Molefe’s re-appointment and called for the decision to be reversed. Molefe resigned after being linked to the Gupta family in the State of Capture report by then public protector Thuli Madonsela. On Monday the DA filed an urgent court application for Molefe’s reappointment to be overturned a...

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