Molefe claims he never resigned from Eskom

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File: Eskom CEO Brian Molefe resigned on Friday.

JOHANNESBURG - Brian Molefe says he never resigned from Eskom.

He and Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown have filed their response to the DA's application which seeks to have Molefe removed from the position.

Molefe was sworn in as a member of Parliament after leaving his CEO post at the power utility.

Molefe -- who was fingered in the public protector's State of Capture report -- claimed his departure at the time was in the spirit of good governance.

READ: DA demands Brown provide documents on Molefe

But in an about turn, Molefe now says he was actually on unpaid leave.

Molefe's return to Eskom this month is seen as a compromise after the minister rejected a R30-million golden handshake proposal.

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