YCL welcomes resignation of “golden boy of the Guptas”

2016-11-12 22:14

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Pretoria - The Young Communist League of South Africa says it welcomes the resignation of Eskom boss Brian Molefe following his decision to relinquish control of the power utility.

“We note and welcome with enthusiasm the resignation of Eskom CEO Mr Brian Molefe, whom as YCLSA we known him as the golden boy of the Guptas,” the organisation said in a statement following an ordinary plenary session of the standing Political Commission.

“We believe that anything that is poised to frustrate the capacity of any State Owned Enterprise [SOE’s] to deliver on its developmental mandate must be nipped in the butt once and for all.”

Molefe announced his resignation from Eskom on Friday following former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's report, in which he was mentioned numerous times. Molefe featured extensively in the State of Capture report, which was released following a court order.

The report included damning details on the relationship between Molefe and the controversial Gupta family. Molefe and Ajay Gupta, the eldest of three Gupta brothers, made 58 telephone calls to one another between August 2015 and March 2016, according to the report.

The organisation said as a matter of principle, State Owned Enterprises were not for self-enrichment and dishing out tenders to friends and ‘business associates’ but rather about servicing and improving the lives of ordinary people.

“As the YCLSA, we will continue to fight corruption in society, including in every State Owned Enterprise, because corruption is a cancer that is poised to destroying the hard-earned gains of our democracy,” the organisation said.

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