UBrian Molefe othi akakaze ashiye kwa-Eskom ngokomthetho. Isithombe: Timothy Bernard

Brian Molefe has officially been fired as the group chief executive of Eskom, the parastatal announced on Friday.

The announcement follows Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown's instruction to the board to rescind its decision to reappoint Molefe as CEO.

Brown and her colleagues from the inter-ministerial committee tasked to look at the matter made the announcement in Parliament on Wednesday.

Eskom, in a statement, confirmed it had given effect to the minister’s directive to rescind the decision.

"In giving effect to and on the basis of the minister’s directive contained in the letter dated May 31, 2017, it was resolved that the resolution of the Board of Directors taken on May 2, 2017 is rescinded," the statement said.

"Furthermore, it was resolved that the reinstatement agreement concluded between Mr. Molefe and Eskom on May 11, 2017 be rescinded."

Eskom further confirmed that Molefe would no longer serve as a director on the power utility's board.