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Lynne Brown introduced 'notion' Eskom's CFO should be suspended, state capture inquiry hears

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Former public enterprises minister Lynne Brown introduced the "idea" that Eskom's financial director should be suspended in 2015, and later, that Brian Molefe should take over as acting CEO, the commission of inquiry into state capture has heard.

On Tuesday, the commission - which has been investigating allegations of state capture, corruption and fraud at state entities since August 2018 - heard evidence from its former chairperson, Ben Ngubane, about the abrupt suspension of four senior executives in early 2015, which was followed by the resignation of its then-chairperson Zola Tsotsi roughly a week later.

For weeks, it has been trying to unravel the series of events that led to the abrupt suspension of four senior executives, including Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona and chief financial officer Tsholofelo Molefe on 11 March 2015. Eight days later, Tsotsi stepped down. 

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