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Former Eskom head Molefe to be sworn in as MP

Brian Molefe left Eskom last year after he was implicated in the Public Protector's 'State of Capture' report.

FILE: Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe.  Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has been nominated to fill a vacancy on the North West list of ANC members of Parliament.

Molefe left Eskom last year after he was implicated in the Public Protector's State of Capture report.

It was found that Molefe communicated regularly with one of the Gupta brothers amid speculation that Eskom had awarded a Gupta-owned company a coal supply tender unlawfully.

Parliament says Molefe will be sworn in on a date that is yet to be determined.

The DA are among some of the parties opposing his nomination, saying Molefe is ethically compromised and unfit to hold this position in Parliament.

Parliament's spokesperson Moloto Mothapo: "He is nominated to fill the vacancy of province to national, meaning that the next Member of Parliament from the North West to fill the vacancy, will be him."

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