While he was an MP in Parliament, Brian Molefe was only considered to be on "unpaid leave" from his position as chief executive of Eskom, the Mail & Guardian reported on Monday evening.
The publication said this was according to affidavits by Molefe and Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown. The affidavits were filed in a high court application by the Democratic Alliance. The party wanted Molefe removed as Eskom chief executive.
Fin24 reported last week that Molefe asked Eskom chairperson Ben Ngubane if he could exercise his early retirement option to shield the woman he was about to marry from the media frenzy following the public protector’s State of Capture report in November 2016. Ngubane stated this on the sidelines of the African Utility Week.