Eskom couldn’t accept ‘good governance’: Manuel roasts Molefe, Brown

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Former finance minister Trevor Manuel tore into Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown and Eskom chairperson Ben Ngubane on Monday.

Speaking at the Ethics Institute's seventh annual conference at Gallagher Estate in Midrand, Manuel said events at Eskom continue to catapult the issue of ethics into the spotlight.

Manuel said the Eskom board produced a set of "the most incredible reasons" for reinstating Molefe. The key among these was that when Brown declined the board's request to pay him a pension of R30 million, the entire deal of his resignation fell apart and, since they could not pay him the R30 million, they had to re-employ him.

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