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African National Congress


18 February 2017



The African National Congress (ANC) in Bokone Bophirima would like to take this
opportunity to congratulate Cde Brian Molefe for making it into the list of the
Members of Parliament from Bokone Bophirima.

We also appreciate the decision by the national leadership of the ANC to consider
and eventually ratify our Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) submission to have
Cde Brian filling the depleted list of ANC MPs.

The ANC in Bokone Bophirima has noted the reaction to the announcement by
Parliament that Cde Brian has been nominated to fill a vacancy on our provinces MP
list. The ANC acknowledges that everyone has got the right to voice their opinion,
especially about politics and governance. We however are disappointed that most of
the negative reaction to the nomination of Cde Brian is based on inaccurate

We want to caution our members and supporters about individuals who seek to
mislead them and distort information regarding Cde Brians membership. It is
disappointing that even some within the ANC, such as former ANC Bokone
Bophirima Deputy Provincial Chairperson, Cde China Dodovu, spread the falsehood
that Cde Brian is not a member of ANC in our province or a resident of Bokone
Bophirima. For the record, Cde Brian is an ANC member in good standing of Ward
29 in Hartebeespoortdam in Madibeng Local Municipality.

We call on Cde China to back up his allegations with facts and evidence. It is
interesting that Cde China prefers to spread these unfounded allegations on social
media platforms instead of bringing them to the attention of the party he claims to
love, the ANC. As a former leader he knows the correct channels for doing that.

Many people know Cde Brian as a former Eskom Chief Executive Officer (CEO), but
we in the ANC and in particular the ANC in Bokone Bophirima, know him as a fellow
hardworking comrade whos committed to contributing to the success of this
democracy. His credentials are unquestionable, having served as CEO of Transnet
CEO of Public Investment Corporation, Director at Airports Company South Africa,
Deputy Director General at the National Treasury and Director for Intergovernmental
Relations at the Treasury. Cde Brian is known for performing exceptionally well in all
the positions he has occupied and no one can genuinely question his abilities.

The ANC has in many of its congresses stressed the importance of attracting and
retaining crucial skills necessary for supporting our democracy and helping us
achieve the National Democratic Revolution through the National Development Plan
(NDP) that our government has adopted. It would not make sense to lose the skills
and expertise that someone like Cde Brian possess.

We in the ANC Bokone Bophirima have got faith in Cde Brian and believe that once
sworn in as MP, he will make a huge contribution to Parliament of South Africa.
We wish him well.

Issued by:
Dakota Legoete
ANC Provincial Secretary

Gerald Modise
ANC PEC Spokesperson
082 353 6229