Mkhwebane to probe Molefe reappointment, Guptas and SOE dealings

Spokesperson Cleopatra Mosana says the legality of the Gupta’s business operations in the country will also be looked into.

FILE: Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale

JOHANNESBURG – The Public Protector's office says it will be looking into a number of allegations made by the media, including the reappointment of Brian Molefe as Eskom CEO and allegations that acting chief executive Matshela Koko leaked a legal opinion to the Guptas.

Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane has announced that she will investigate improper or unlawful enrichment and improper advantage by public officials at Eskom, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa and Transnet.

She is also investigating allegations around Duduzane Zuma and the Gupta’s and how the controversial family received classified information from former Communication Minister Faith Muthambi.

Spokesperson Cleopatra Mosana says the legality of the Gupta’s business operations in the country will also be looked into.

“It’s the allegations of the Guptas who have received high-level confidential information from the then Communication Minister Faith Muthambi and allegations that at least two immigration officials were positioned in Indian by the then Minister of Home Affairs to assist the Guptas in benefiting in businesses.”