The much awaited evidence of former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe is expected to be heard on Friday at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, Johannesburg.
Molefe is alleged to have been at the centre of State Capture at the power utility. He is alleged to have abused his power at both Eskom and Transnet and enabled the Gupta’s to secure vast amount of money through lucrative contracts.
The Public Protector also releveled through phone record that Molefe was in the vicinity of the Gupta’s household more than 19 times. He denied these claims- saying he was at a shebeen nearby. Molefe will have to explain himself to the commission and clear his name.
Earlier this year, he lashed out at the commission through his legal team claiming the inquiry would prejudice him.
Molefe is also being sued by the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) for his role in looting billions at the State owned entity.
He was seconded from Transnet to Eskom by former Eskom chairperson Ben Ngubane.
Last year, former Eskom Board Chair Ben Ngubane denied that he helped orchestrate Molefe’s move to Eskom.
Ngubane told the inquiry he was surprised when the Gupta brothers and their associates predicted Molefe’s appointment as Eskom group CEO:
In 2019, Molefe responded to some of the allegations levelled against him while Eskom CEO: