Molefe breaks down over state capture allegations

Molefe breaks down over state capture allegations

The fall-out over the state capture report has driven Eskom CEO Brian Molefe to tears at a press conference.

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Photo: Maryke Vermaak

"Last night, I sat the whole night agonising...what could we have done differently?" asks Molefe.

He broke down after facing tough questions over his relationship with the Gupta family.

Eskom Board Chairperson Ben Ngubane had to step in, while Molefe wiped away the tears.

"Thuli Madonsela has struck a deathly blow against Eskom and against the people of South Africa. If we lose Brian, she will take the blame," says Ngubane.

Molefe accuses former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela of never giving him the opportunity to provide answers.

"When a person is known to be a goat day when he is seen walking next to a herd of goats, it does not mean that he has been stealing them. What surprised me is that the Public Protector says my cellphone reflects that I was in Saxonworld 14 times, in the area of Saxonworld...close to the proverbial head of goats. There is a shebeen there. I think it is two streets away from the Gupta house. I will not admit or deny that I was going to the shebeen," says Molefe.

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