Brian Molefe’s new mission: To defeat ‘white dominated economy’

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Eskom CEO Brian Molefe. (Lerato Sejake, News24)
Eskom CEO Brian Molefe. (Lerato Sejake, News24)

Cape Town – Outgoing Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has called on South Africans to stop being distracted by those wanting “to see black people fail” and instead focus on defeating the “demon of racism and exploitation” to “sort out this white dominated economy”.

In a scathing critique of black economic empowerment (BEE), Molefe told the New Age Breakfast on Wednesday that “black people have begun to believe the often repeated lies that blacks can only advance economically if they steal or if they are corrupt”. His speech was released on Facebook by Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe.

Molefe resigned this month after former public protector Thuli Madonsela’s State of Capture report implicated him as being close friends with the Guptas, amid coal deals that allegedly helped the family buy Optimum Coal Mine from Glencore through their company Tegeta Resources and Energy.

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