Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
3 minute read
4 Mar 2021
5:50 am

Molefe grilled on ‘preferential treatment’ towards Guptas at Eskom

Brian Sokutu

Brian Molefe could not answer a question on why, between January and October 2016, Eskom purchased coal from OCM via Tegeta.

Former Transnet and Eskom CEO Brian Molefe. Picture: Gallo Images

The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture yesterday heard how Eskom – under the stewardship of its former group chief executive Brian Molefe – gave Gupta-owned Tegeta preferential treatment compared to Glencore subsidiary Optimum Coal Mine (OCM). In wrapping up his testimony for this week before Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, Molefe, who appeared irritated at commission evidence leader advocate Pule Seleka – who brought the Molefe-Gupta link question into the picture – the former power utility boss said he was being “unfairly punished” because of relations with the infamous Indian family. Molefe, who will be returning to the commission...