Outcry over Molefe's return to Eskom continues


File: Brian Molefe announced that he was stepping down voluntarily and in the interest of good governance.

JOHANNESBURG - The outcry over Brian Molefe’s return as Eskom's CEO is continuing.

The Centre for Constitutional Rights says Molefe’s brief stint in the National Assembly is unconstitutional.

It says Molefe's latest claim that he was on unpaid leave from Eskom during the time he was an MP, means he was the de-facto CEO of Eskom at the same time.

READ: Molefe claims he never resigned from Eskom

This is in breach of several constitutional principles.

MPs are prohibited from holding public office.

The centre says the advertisement of Molefe’s position suggests his departure was meant to be permanent.

It’s challenged Molefe and Eskom to decide on a story and stick with it.

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