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President Zuma defends deployment of Brian Molefe to Parliament

Molefe was sworn in as an MP last month, amid rumours this would open the way for a Cabinet appointment.

FILE: Brian Molefe.  Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - President Jacob Zuma has defended the ANC's deployment of former Eskom boss Brian Molefe to Parliament after he was implicated in the Public Protector’s State of Capture report.

Molefe was sworn in as an MP last month, amid rumours this would open the way for a Cabinet appointment.

Asked whether he intended promoting Molefe to his Cabinet, President Zuma responded that this was his prerogative.

The National Freedom Party’s Mandlenkosi Mabika said: “How is it that you allowed your party to deploy a person of such questionable ethics to this House, which is supposed to be the bastion of political virtue?

And Zuma responded: “There were allegations… and the person is then supposed to be given a particular task by a party – why should the party say I can’t give you, or give you the possibility to do anything because there are allegations against you?

Zuma reiterated to MPs that he believed former Public Protector’s State of Capture report to be 'unfair'

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)

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