JOHANNESBURG, The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), South Africa’s largest trade union, says only a judicial commission of inquiry can find solutions to the current crisis at national power utility Eskom.
The union’s statement came Sunday after Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown said in an affidavit that she has evidence that Eskom and its former chief executive officer Brian Molefe had lied about circumstances surrounding his early retirement.
This follows a reflection in minutes of board meetings at Eskom regarding Molefe’s resignation.
Eskom says it mistakenly thought Molefe was entitled to early retirement at the age of 50 and that when it realised that he was not, the power utility decided that the best option was to re-appoint Molefe.
Speaking on the Weekend Live programme of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), NUM spokesperson Livhuwani Mamburu said the parties involved cannot just close this chapter in the Molefe saga.
These allegations are always going to be there. We think that a judicial commission of inquiry must be the one to close this chapter. Until those allegations are dealt with, they will always be there. We need a judicial commission of inquiry.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK