Brian Molefe Accuses Cyril Ramaphosa of 'Political Protection' in Eskom Saga

Brian Molefe Accuses Cyril Ramaphosa of 'Political Protection' in Eskom Saga

- Former Eskom boss Brian Molefe has made some strong accusations against President Cyril Ramaphosa

- Molefe believes Glencore used its relationship with President Ramaphosa to extort Eskom out of R8 billion

- Molefe claim1ed Ramaphosa provided 'political protection' to Glencore as he was a shareholder of Optimum Mine

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Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo said he would not ignore the allegations levelled against President Cyril Ramaphosa by former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe.

Reports say that evidence leader advocate Pule Seleka omitted the accusations against Ramaphosa during his recap of Molefe's testimony in January when he appeared before the Zondo commission for the first time.

The former Eskom CEO made claims that Glencore had been trying to extort R8 billion from the power utility and made Ramaphosa a shareholder at Optimum Mine (the company that supplies Eskom's coal).

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Brian Molefe, accuses Ramaphosa, Zondo says not ignored
Brian Molefe has stated that Glencore tried to extort billions of rands from Eskom and made Cyril Ramaphosa a shareholder at Optimum Mine. Image: Waldo Swieggers/Bloomberg and MIKE HUTCHINGS/AFP
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Zondo was responding to Molefe's accusations when he said they would not be swept under the rug, according to eNCA. A report by TimesLIVE stated that Molefe believes that Ramaphosa was providing 'political protection' to Optimum Mine as he was a shareholder when he was the Deputy President of the African National Congress.

In other court-related news, Briefly.co.za recently reported that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane could be impeached. DA Chief Whip Natasha Mazzone revealed the news in a statement where she supported the findings by the independent review panel.

The findings suggest that there is a prima facie case (a case accepted as correct until proven otherwise) for parliament to institute the removal proceedings against Mkhwebane in terms of misconduct.

Mazzone added that they are pleased with the findings and further urged Parliament to institute the removal proceedings without delay. Briefly.co.za also reported that the Jacob Zuma Foundation released a statement about the Zondo Commission. The former president's daughter, Duduzile Zuma-Sambudla, shared an image of the statement to Twitter.

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The statement accused Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo of 'abusing' his position by instructing his subordinates to 'bend the laws' of the country. The statement continued to speak on Zondo.

The Foundation believes that laws are being changed to deal with the former president and made a comparison to the laws created by the Apartheid government to handle Robert Sobukwe.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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