Eskom's executive support manager has told Members of Parliament (MPs) that former CEO Brian Molefe was entitled to a pension payout.
Eskom's Anton Minnaar says Molefe was 'permanent with a term', reports EWN's Rahima Essop.
Only permanent employees are allowed to be members of the Eskom pension and provident fund.
The legality of Molefe's reappointment relies on clarity around whether he resigned or retired.
Parliament's inquiry into Eskom is probing widespread corruption involving Gupta associates at the power utility.
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Minnaar played a role in facilitating Molefe's pension payout and disputes that he had a fixed-term contract.
Minister Lynne Brown was insistent that Molefe should be given a five-year contract.— Rahima Essop, EWN Reporter
Minnaar now says he regarded Molefe's employment status as 'permanent with a term.'— Rahima Essop, EWN Reporter
An MP has argued that 'permanent with a term' is a legal impossibility, Essop explains.
Suspended Eskom CFO Anoj Singh, who is accused of financial misconduct and faces disciplinary charges, is also expected to appear before Parliament’s inquiry.
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