SOUTH AFRICAN PUBLIC ENTERPRISE MINISTER TOLD TO RESCIND REINSTATEMENT OF ESKOM CEO

JOHANNESBURG, South Africca’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), has ordered Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown and the board of Eskom, the national power utility, to rescind Brian Molefe’s return to the company as its chief executive officer.

Party Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe said here Tuesday that Brown had been told at a meeting with the ANC leadership in Johannesburg to revoke her decision after she was summoned to party headquarters at Luthuli House here. He said Brown was told that the matter would likely end up in court.

The main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA) approached the High Court in Pretoria on Monday, asking it to declare Molefe’s reinstatement unlawful.

Earlier, ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said the matter was referred to the government to resolve, after ANC officials expressed their discomfort to Brown over her decision to reinstate Molefe who had been dismissed earlier.

As Molefe received a thunderous welcome back to Eskom, Brown appeared at Luthuli House to explain his reinstatement to ANC officials after they lambasted the decision of the Eskom Board last week to reinstate Molefe.

Kodwa says the ANC’s official position is that Molefe’s reinstatement should be reversed. He says the ANC will now adopt a wait-and-see attitude towards Molefe’s controversial return to Eskom.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

SOUTH AFRICAN PUBLIC ENTERPRISE MINISTER TOLD TO RESCIND REINSTATEMENT OF ESKOM CEO

JOHANNESBURG, South Africca’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), has ordered Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown and the board of Eskom, the national power utility, to rescind Brian Molefe’s return to the company as its chief executive officer.

Party Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe said here Tuesday that Brown had been told at a meeting with the ANC leadership in Johannesburg to revoke her decision after she was summoned to party headquarters at Luthuli House here. He said Brown was told that the matter would likely end up in court.

The main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA) approached the High Court in Pretoria on Monday, asking it to declare Molefe’s reinstatement unlawful.

Earlier, ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said the matter was referred to the government to resolve, after ANC officials expressed their discomfort to Brown over her decision to reinstate Molefe who had been dismissed earlier.

As Molefe received a thunderous welcome back to Eskom, Brown appeared at Luthuli House to explain his reinstatement to ANC officials after they lambasted the decision of the Eskom Board last week to reinstate Molefe.

Kodwa says the ANC’s official position is that Molefe’s reinstatement should be reversed. He says the ANC will now adopt a wait-and-see attitude towards Molefe’s controversial return to Eskom.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK