Brian Molefe back at the State Capture Commission

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Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe will on Tuesday return to the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture to give evidence.

Earlier in January, Molefe placed President Cyril Ramaphosa at the centre of an allegedly unjustifiable coal contract worth R1.4 billion awarded to Glencore in 2012.

He said Ramaphosa had a 9.4% stake in Optimum Mine, which was later bought by Glencore.

Molefe says Ramaphosa chaired the board of Optimum mine just before chairing a de facto Eskom board in the office of the president during his tenure as deputy president in 2014.

The former Eskom CEO is alleged to have been at the centre of State Capture at the power utility.

He is also being sued by the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) for his alleged role in looting billions at the State-Owned Entity.

Molefe was seconded from Transnet to Eskom by former Eskom chairperson Ben Ngubane.

Below is the live video of Molefe’s January testimony:

Koko facing the grill

On Monday, former Eskom executive Matshela Koko was cross-examined.

He denied that Gupta associate Salim Essa paid R100 000 for his family trip to Indonesia and Dubai.

Koko, who appeared before the commission for the fourth time, also contradicted himself several times on Monday regarding how and when he found out the “info portal” e-mail address belonged to Gupta associate Salim Essa.

Koko claims he thought the e-mail address belonged to former Eskom board chair Ben Ngubane.

“Nothing like that happened, my family and I were booked, here are the documents there are six of us and we’ve paid R382 000. I have my records of my traveling in front of me and I never asked anybody to make booking(s) with them,” explains Koko.

Koko questioned about emails linked to Gupta associate: