Molefe must pay back the money - Gauteng Electricity Movement

Molefe must pay back the money - Gauteng Electricity Movement

The Gauteng Electricity Movement believes former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe needs to be held accountable for the precarious state of the cash-strapped power utility.

Brian Molefe - AFP

The group held a media briefing at the headquarters of trade union federation Saftu in Johannesburg on Tuesday to demand government to intervene in the widespread power cuts.

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It is accusing Eskom of selectively cutting power in certain areas of Soweto due to continued non-payment by residents.

Molefe was ordered to cough up about R11m in pension payments after the Constitutional Court last year dismissed his application for leave to appeal an order that he repay the money. 

Gauteng Electricity Movement’s Seth Mazibuko says the time has come for Molefe to pay back the money.

“Where is Brian Molefe with our money? Why can’t we go collect from Brian Molefe whatever he is owing this country. Why are we not arresting Molefe? Instead, we give Brian Molefe a golden handshake and freedom and arrest the people.”

The movement has called for a dialogue, similar to the post-apartheid Codesa negotiations in the ‘90s, to discuss an end to power cuts and load shedding.

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