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eskomTimesLive reports that National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) general secretary Irvin Jim has berated Eskom for its parting payment of R30.1 million to former chief executive Brian Molefe.  

Molefe spent only 18 months at the power utility and resigned in November 2016 after former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s "State of Capture" report revealed his curious relationship with the controversial Gupta family.  Jim said:  "The board of Eskom and government must account for on what basis would this [amount] be justified.  It is shocking because there has been a deepening crisis on all the SOEs (state owned enterprises).  We have a weakness in the serious growth of cronyism and corruption ... be it tenders or a particular trend of handshakes that this government has allowed itself to continue with."  The new Public Protector has received two complaints about the hefty payment and they are being are being assessed for jurisdiction and merit.  The complaints came from the Democratic Alliance and the SA National Civic Organisation.

  • Read this report by Neo Goba in full at TimesLive
  • Read too, Public Protector assessing Molefe 'golden handshake' complaint, at Engineering News

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