Speaker Baleka Mbete is expected to officially announce the swearing in of former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe as an MP on Thursday afternoon‚ after weeks of speculation.
While parliament and Mbete’s office would not confirm his swearing-in‚ Molefe is said to have been sworn in by Mbete in her office this morning.
“I’m in no position to confirm. Only the Speaker can make an official announcement at the sitting of the house‚” said parliamentary spokesperson Moloto Mothapo.
Mbete’s spokesperson Amanda Madikiza also could not confirm the swearing-in of Molefe.
“I would not know. I don’t have that kind of information‚” said Madikiza.
Molefe has also resigned from the board of the Industrial Development Corporation.
He has been tipped to take over from Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan or his deputy‚ Mcebisi Jonas.