AFRICANS LOVE THEIR DESPOTS: Black Eskom Workers who are members of the Government Pension Scheme and the powerful COSATU trade union, are allowing (unwittingly or not) Cosatu to allow the ANC regime to grab R254 Billion from their own pension fund, the GEPF, and they even supported Brian Molefe, ex Eskom CEO, who helped the Guptas put Eskom into R450 Billion debt, with song and dance!
Reminiscent of the poor downtrodden Zimbabweans, who despite being oppressed and fleeced by Mugabe, still hailed him as the “Lion of Africa”, the jubilant crowd consisting of hundreds of black Eskom workers, welcomed Brian Molefe back to Megawatt Park after he was appointed Eskom CEO for the second time back in May 2017.
His re-appointment followed after his quickly arranged 3 month stint as Parliamentarian. Molefe was already well known as the chief Gupta enabler in his positions as Transnet and Eskom CEO at the time of his thunderous welcome back to Megawatt Park. This after Molefe had announced that he will be voluntarily stepping down from the position of Eskom CEO, at the end of 2016, in the wake of allegations contained in the Public Protector’s report into alleged state capture.
Molefe was then appointed as an MP, where Jacob Zuma’s plan was to appoint him as Finance Minister. That scheme fortunately did not work out in the end. The news then broke that Molefe had received a pension payout of R 30 Million, although he was only the Eskom CEO for 17 months! When opposition to his R30 million pension payout for 17 months work, as Gupta puppet at Eskom escalated, Minister Lynn Brown’s solution was to re-appoint Molefe as Eskom CEO. His re-appointment to Eskom in May 2017 was then overturned by minister at the time, Lynne Brown, after several court cases were lodged against his re-appointment.
Today it is well known that Eskom was looted bare under Molefe and cronies and the utility is now R 450 Billion in debt. Cosatu fears job losses there and has now made the proposal that R 254 billion be grabbed from the Government Employee’s Pension Fund to pay off Eskom debt. It looks like the ANC government and Ramaphosa agree.
But how can black Eskom workers now insist on taking pension money from themselves and others, after they supported the Eskom looters as can be seen in this video? The lyrics of the song translate to: We told them that our papa/father is coming back.
See video at https://youtu.be/zYgqyx6Ax1Q if it does not load here.