South Africa 17.2.2016 12:20 pm

Eskom boss Molefe bails out UCT son

Eskom CEO Brian Molefe. Picture: Neil McCartney

Eskom CEO Brian Molefe. Picture: Neil McCartney

Molefe was one of eight protesting students who were arrested on Tuesday.

Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has reportedly paid bail for his son Itumeleng Molefe on Wednesday after he was detained with seven other Rhodes Must Fall protesters on Tuesday.

This is according to Eyewitness News, who reported the father was seen walking into the bail office at the Wynberg Magistrates’ Court.

His son was one of the eight students who were arrested on Tuesday in the midst of student protests for accommodation at the University of Cape Town (UCT).

Seven of the students have been released on R 1 000 bail, while one has been released on R800.

A stand-off between police and protesting students continued late on Tuesday night at the University of Cape Town (UCT) despite stun grenades being fired and private security being brought in, ANA earlier reported.

Police were overheard saying there were at least four incidents of crime reported on campus on Tuesday evening, including a bus and a bakkie being set alight and one burglary.

Eskom CEO Khulu Phasiwe pointed out to The Citizen that the parastatal’s head paid the bail money using his own private resources.

 

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