Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says Brian Molefe helped steer Eskom to financial stability. File picture: Henk Kruger/ANA Pictures
PUBLIC Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown went to ground yesterday as more drama engulfed the scandal-prone Eskom after reports emerged that she could have deliberately misled Parliament last year when she said that the power utility had no standing contracts with Trillian - a Gupta-linked company. The reports claimed that Trillian had already invoiced Eskom for R266million and a further R153m within days of her statement in December. Brown elected to remain silent this week as more allegations of impropriety by the Eskom board and its senior executives swelled. She and the Eskom board were supposed to address the portfolio committee on public enterprises today on Brian Molefe’s reappointment as the chief executive of the embattled parastatal - a move that drew harsh criticism across the board. Eskom denied the allegations, charging that while Trillian was listed as its supplier, it had not done any work for the power utility.