Brian Molefe’s Career as a Solider is Finished – for now

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Brian Molefe
Brian Molefe (Photo Credit: Gallo)

Former Eskom boss-turned-Colonel Brian Molefe’s military career is over – for now, according to a City Press report.

According to the newspaper, Molefe’s call-up period ended on November 17 2017, a day after City Press inquired about his new position.

The defence force staff database, the Persol system, indicated at the time that his salary was R57 000 a month.

The newspaper reported that Molefe will remain as a dormant member of the reserve force. He is also still an honorary colonel of the SA Irish regiment.

He has no military background.

He was appointed in 2009 as an honorary colonel of the SA Irish regiment, a part-time unit

Trade union Solidarity filed charges of fraud, corruption and money laundering against Molefe and former Eskom board chairperson Ben Ngubane on Tuesday.

The two had worked out a R30 million illegal pension deal for Molefe when he “resigned” from Eskom.

The Pretoria High Court found in January that the pension was awarded illegally and Molefe had to repay R11 million he had already received.

Molefe has applied for leave to appeal the high court order that he should pay back R11 million.

Solidary trade union has indicated that they will oppose his application.

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