BLSA condemns reappointment
BUSINESS Leadership South Africa (BLSA) has “unequivocally condemned” the reappointment of Brian Molefe as chief executive of Eskom, calling for the power utility’s board to be sacked. BLSA chairperson Jabu Mabuza said five separate reports, including the Public Protector’s State of Capture report, had found prima facie evidence of serious malfeasance at Eskom during Molefe’s tenure there. Mabuza called on the government to use its powers as Eskom’s shareholder to reverse this decision immediately and to replace the existing board. “This reappointment makes a mockery of Mr Molefe’s own words about leaving Eskom in the interest of the country and good governance,” Mabuza said.