The Eskom board has decided to offer veteran ANC MP Brian Molefe his job back after his three-month sabbatical in Parliament. Some of President Jacob Zuma’s detractors claim to have incontrovertible evidence that the Saxonwold branch of the ANC was forced to redeploy him after the president was cowed by all the talk of junk status into reversing the decision of the Gupta family to crown Molefe finance minister after Pravin Gordhan’s dethronement. However, my intrepid spies, Sore Throat and Undercover Sister, who have been shuttling between the Saxonwold shebeen and Megawatt Park, have told me a totally different story. Since they were wearing very stylish saris they bought at a Sahara computer outlet, I had no reason to doubt their version of events. They insist the country’s indignation was misdirected when it was announced last Friday that Molefe was going back to that Gupta family franchise (their words, not mine) known to mere mortals as Eskom. They argued, quite persuasively, t...

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