Molefe: my beef was that I refused to be bullied by white people

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Molefe: my beef was that I refused to be bullied by white people

Ex-Eskom CEO Brian Molefe says he is under the spotlight because he stood up to bullying by white-owned coal suppliers

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He is under the spotlight at the state capture inquiry because his sin was standing up to bullying by white-owned coal suppliers to Eskom.

This is the testimony of former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe, who appeared at the Zondo commission hearing in Braamfontein on Tuesday.

Upon being quizzed about why Eskom dumped Glencore-owned Optimum Coal Mine and Exxaro in favour of Gupta-owned Tegeta, Molefe said that the two companies — which had 40-year contracts with the power utility — had been strong-arming the SOE with impunity, and he had stopped them...

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