“From my side, it was like SA is really collapsing [because of load-shedding]. Although what I was doing at Transnet was important, but I felt Eskom is more serious — if I can help there, I should go there,” he said.
Molefe was also quizzed about former president Jacob Zuma's failed attempt to make him finance minister.
This was a misdirected question, he said, because he did not know anything about it.
On why the Guptas appeared to have known about his moves within the state-owned companies and having allegedly told former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas that he was “well taken care of”, Molefe said he was self-made.
“I deny that there was any Gupta brother who was responsible for my career. I was responsible for my career,” said Molefe
“I do not know if Mr Jonas is remembering it wrong or that it is a figment of his imagination, or that he cannot distinguish something that he dreamt from something that happened. I do not know.”