Eskom staff asks Brian Molefe to rescind decision to resign

Brian Molefe announced his decision to step down as Eskom CEO in the aftermath of the Public Protector's state capture report.

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

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom says a group of staff members held an impromptu meeting at Megawatt Park on Tuesday, and asked Brian Molefe to rescind his decision to resign as CEO.

Molefe said on Friday that he was going to resign, in the aftermath of the Public Protector's state capture report.

In the report, former Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela says it appeared Eskom tried to force the Optimum coal mine out of business, so it could be bought cheaply by the Gupta family.

Eskom's Khulu Phasiwe says a group of Eskom staffers went to Molefe's office on Tuesday afternoon and asked him to join workers in the main auditorium.

“During the meeting the staff asked Molefe to rescind his resignation letter.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)