Brian Molefe: Approving my pension was a mistake

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Brian Molefe Photo: Denzil Maregele
Brian Molefe Photo: Denzil Maregele
Brian Molefe Photo: Denzil Maregele

Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has opened up about his controversial retirement from the power utility in 2016, which saw him given a R30 million exit package after 18 months of service.

The pension payout saw him face litigation to pay back a portion of the money and formed part of a parliamentary inquiry. Molefe on Wednesday told the Commission into State Capture that his retirement met the board's approval and was based on an earlier contractual agreement he had entered into upon joining Eskom.

Molefe's unceremonious departure from the power utility was precipitated by a Public Protector's State of Capture report in October 2016, which implicated him in allegations of maladministration and corruption, and shone the light on his relationship with the Gupta family.

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