Zuptas one step closer to Treasury? Molefe sworn in as ANC MP

By Thulani Gqirana

Cape Town – The announcement of Brian Molefe’s swearing in caused an uproar among opposition parties in Parliament on Thursday.

Molefe, who sat quietly while his colleagues showed him how to work the system, was sworn in on Thursday morning as an MP, Speaker Baleka Mbete confirmed in the National Assembly.

Brian Molefe, former chief executive officer of Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd., pauses during an interview at the company’s headquarters at Megawatt Park in Sandton, near Johannesburg, South Africa. Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg

“Where is that corrupt bastard?” EFF MP Moses Mbatha shouted when Molefe was introduced.

We will not be abused by a Gupta,” another MP shouted off mic.

Molefe sat, occasionally twiddling his thumbs, as MPs shouted at him.

Cope MP Deidre Carter was also not impressed.

“Speaker I just want to know if true North has changed in this house. Because the immorality compass is pointing directly at honourable Molefe right now,” she said.

EFF chief whip Floyd Shivambu raised concerns that the parliamentary communication service was used to announce Molefe’s nomination.

The party had written a letter to the Speaker asking for an explanation for this, he said.

The Speaker said the letter had not been dealt with yet.

Molefe resigned from Eskom following the release of the Public Protector’s State of Capture report in November. – News24

Source: http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/where-is-that-corrupt-bastard-brian-molefe-officially-welcomed-to-parliament-20170223

Straight to work for MP Brian Molefe

By Thulani Gqirana

Cape Town – It was straight to work for newly sworn in African National Congress MP Brian Molefe on Thursday.

The former Eskom CEO was sworn in to fill a vacancy on the ANC North West parliamentary benches, ending weeks of speculation that he was headed for the legislative authority.

ANC caucus spokesperson Nonceba Mhlauli confirmed that Molefe was sworn in on Thursday morning, and had headed straight to the caucus meeting.

“He was welcomed by the ANC caucus today and will be deployed to a relevant committee,” she said.

In November, when an emotional Molefe resigned from Eskom, he said he would take time off to reflect on his next career move.

His resignation followed the release of the Public Protector’s report on state capture allegations‚ in which Molefe featured extensively.

Speaker Baleka Mbete is expected to make an official announcement during the sitting of the National Assembly on Thursday. – News24

Source: http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/straight-to-work-for-mp-brian-molefe-20170223