The City Press reported that former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has been called up to serve as a colonel in the army.
According to the report, Molefe started in August and is being paid R57,000 a month.
The City Press added that Molefe has no military experience, which caused anger among soldiers in the army.
Siphiwe Dlamini, spokesperson for the Defence Force, told the City Press that Molefe was “part of a pool of specialists who help the army with auditing queries”.
Defence Force personnel said Molefe has no experience in their financial systems and auditing processes.
Molefe at Eskom
Molefe was appointed as Eskom CEO in September 2015, but left the company on 1 January 2017 following the Public Protector’s State of Capture report.
Molefe featured in the report as a Gupta family ally and was found to have had 58 telephone interactions with Ajay Gupta between 2015 and 2016.
Molefe was then sworn in as an ANC member of Parliament in February, and was expected to replace Pravin Gordhan as finance minister.
In May, he returned to Eskom as CEO after the company’s board rescinded Molefe’s R30-million golden handshake.
This did not last long, and in early June Eskom announced that Molefe was no longer leading the company.