This file photo taken on May 7, 2008 shows South African then newly appointed South African business group (BUSA) president Brian Molefe at the end of the BUSA Annual General meeting at the BUSA headquarters in Sandton. / AFP / GIANLUIGI GUERCIA
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The head of South Africa's state-owned power company Eskom announced his resignation Friday in a corruption scandal that has embroiled President Jacob Zuma.Brian Molefe became the first person to step down after a report released last week raised allegations of corrupt links between Zuma, ministers, top officials and the Guptas, a wealthy business family.Molefe broke down in tears last week at a press conference where he denied any wrongdoing over accusations in the report, which was drawn up the Public Protector, the country's top watchdog.The report included allegations that Zuma ensured the Gupta family won huge preferential contracts with state companies such as Eskom.Molefe was appointed Eskom CEO in August 2015, following the suspension of his predecessor Tshediso Matona.
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