Cape Town – After the confirmed resignation of Brian Molefe as an ANC Member of Parliament (MP), it has been reported that he will return to Eskom, where he was the chief executive.
This is after a decision by the Eskom board to rescind his application for early retirement.
Molefe has been an ANC MP for barely three months and Sunday is believed to be his last day as an MP.
Speaker Baleka Mbete wished Molefe all the best in his future endeavours.
However, the ANC has condemned the decision to reinstate Molefe.
"None of the observations against Mr Molefe, so significant at the time, have been conclusively set aside and Mr Molefe's own commitment to fully clear his name is still pending. The decision therefore to reinstate him in his former position without these matters being resolved is tone deaf to the South African public's absolute exasperation and anger at what seems to be government's lackluster and lackadaisical approach to dealing decisively with corruption – perceived or real," said the party in a statement.
Twitter was abuzz with South Africans expressing what they thought about his return - and the news was met with disapproval.
Brian Molefe File picture: Simphiwe Mbokazi/Independent Media