SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande said on Friday that Brian Molefe’s return to Eskom was perverse. “That’s perverse. We can’t allow perversion… Who will suffer in the end? It’s the ANC‚” Nzimande said at a conference hosted by the SACP. “We have nothing against Brian personally. We are against wrong things.” Molefe returned to Eskom after a brief stint as a member of parliament‚ where he had allegedly been installed in order to replace Pravin Gordhan as finance minister. But reports have suggested that ANC and SACP leaders rejected President Jacob Zuma’s attempt to have Molefe take over from Gordhan in a recent cabinet reshuffle. Molefe had stepped down as Eskom chief executive in November after he was implicated in state capture allegations by former public protector Thuli Madonsela‚ saying that he was leaving in the interests of good corporate governance and to clear his name. Molefe this week resumed his post as Eskom boss after resigning from parliament. The mo...

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