Eskom CEO Shivambu Molefe

Former Eskom CEO, Brian Molefe. Image: Supplied.

Communist Party sidelined on Molefe’s ‘rushed’ deployment to parliament

The SACP says it wan’t consulted when their alliance partner, the ANC, redeployed former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe to parliament and the commies think there might be something amiss.

Eskom CEO Shivambu Molefe

Former Eskom CEO, Brian Molefe. Image: Supplied.

As if the South African Communist Party wasn’t already a little peeved at its alliance partner; the ANC side-stepped the communists and bumped controversial ex-Eskom CEO Brian Molefe onto the North West’s representative list.

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The SACP says it wasn’t consulted when the ANC made the decision to make Molefe an MP, and criticised the move, saying the alliance should have waited a while before pushing Molefe back into the spotlight.

Last week Friday the ANC forced Molefe into parly, adding fuel to widespread speculation that Zuma’s planning another ‘Nenegate’, with either finance minister Pravin Gordhan or his deputy – and thorn in the side of Zuma’s pro-Gupta allies – Mcebisi Jonas getting axed.

Despite being featuring prominently in former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s State of capture report, the ANC believes Molefe is a great candidate to serve in parliament — just wait until opposition MPs get their hands on him – as he’s not been found guilty of any accusations against him.

The SACP doesn’t seem to agree.

 “He should have been allowed to cool off as an individual and a member of the ANC. His deployment was a quick deployment as if there’s something he should go and do,” SACP North West provincial secretary Madoda Sambatha told EWN.

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