Daily Podcast – May 15, 2017

15th May 2017 By: Sane Dhlamini - Creamer Media Researcher and Writer

Daily Podcast – May 15, 2017

Public Enterprise Minister Lynne Brown
Photo by: Duane Daws

May 15, 2017.
For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Sane Dhlamini.
Making headlines:

ANC wants minister to reverse Eskom CEO decision

Phosa says SA needs urgent political leadership change and reshaped economic policy

And, Umkhonto WeSizwe Military Veterans Association says stop condemning Molefe's redeployment


The ANC wants the public enterprises minister to reverse her decision to re-appoint Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe five months after he was implicated in a report into corruption allegations, two Sunday newspapers reported.

Minister Lynne Brown had been summoned to appear at the ANC's headquarters today, where she must defend Friday's decision to re-appoint Molefe, which was heavily criticised by opposition parties and unions.

ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa told the Sunday Times newspaper that the only moral thing they were expecting and they were still expecting was to rescind and reverse that decision or dismiss the Eskom board because with this decision, they had failed to carry out their fiduciary responsibilities.


ANC stalwart Mathews Phosa said yesterday that South Africa urgently needed a change in political leadership and a reshaped economic policy.

Delivering the OR Tambo memorial lecture in East London, the veteran ANC member called for the resignation of President Jacob Zuma, the entire cabinet, National Assembly, and the ANC national executive committee.

He said the executive, under the presidents’ leadership, had long ceased to understand and illustrate that they had a sworn duty to uplift and protect the poorest of the poor.


The Umkhonto WeSizwe Military Veterans Association has called on those opposed to former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe’s redeployment to the electricity provider to stop criticising the move.

MKMVA chairperson Kebby Maphatsoe had questioned the negative reaction to news that Molefe was headed back to his old post, especially from his comrades in the ANC.

News broke on Friday that Molefe would be returning to Eskom following a short stint as a Member of Parliament.

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That’s a roundup of news making headlines today