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By Citizen Reporter


Surprise! Molefe won’t serve on finance committee

It's unclear yet if this will have any impact on expectations he's going to be the next finance minister.

Newly sworn-in African National Congress (ANC) MP Brian Molefe has reportedly been assigned by the governing party to two portfolio committees in Parliament, Business Day reports.

He was widely expected to head straight to finance, but that doesn’t appear to be happening for now.

Molefe as a member of the majority ANC in the National Assembly will be deployed to parliamentary committees on international relations and economic development, according to the report.

The former Eskom CEO’s deployment to Parliament by the ANC in the North West widely fuelled speculation that he would join the standing committee on finance, as a precursor to him being appointed finance minister by President Jacob Zuma.

Molefe is said to have confirmed his membership of these committees in an interview in the corridors of Parliament on Wednesday.

ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu and leaders of the ANC caucus are reported to have decided which committee Molefe would serve on after discussions with him.


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