NUM questions Molefe's contract at Eskom

The union says it has information that the contract of Eskom acting CEO Brian Molefe has been extended.

Eskom acting CEO Brian Molefe. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) says it has received information that the contract of Eskom's acting CEO Brian Molefe has been extended.

The NUM remains the majority union at Eskom.

Molefe, who was at Transnet, was seconded to Eskom almost three months ago to take over from Tshediso Matona who had been suspended.

Molefe was contracted for three months and has focused mainly on trying to find ways to avoid load shedding and rising funds for the state utility.

However, the NUM's Paris Mashego says Eskom's acting CEO has not met with the unions or employees.

"We are not sure about the term of extension and we are worried about that. Since he came he has never met with the union, he is more concerned about load shedding and forgets about the people behind the generators."

There's been no confirmation from Eskom or the Public Enterprises Department about Molefe's contract.