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Brown won't oppose legal challenge to Molefe's reappointment

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Parliament – Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has withdrawn her opposition to the court application demanding that the re-appointment of Brian Molefe as CEO of Eskom be set aside.

"I will abide by the decision of the court," Brown told Parliament's portfolio committee on public enterprises on Tuesday morning.

Molefe's return to the head of the power utility he left under a cloud of corruption allegations in November has met with widespread condemnation, including from Brown's colleagues in the ANC.

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Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown File picture: Henk Kruger/ANA Pictures

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She told the committee she did not "expect that society would universally welcome Mr Molefe's return" but had thought that the presumption of innocence and fact that he would be under intense scrutiny would mitigate concerns.

AFRICAN NEWS AGENCY

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