Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has been photographed wearing three military medals, raising eyebrows among soldiers.
Rapport reported the three medals are:
- The Gold Mandela Commemorative Medal – Honouring SANDF members who played a role in looking after Nelson Mandela during his last days, or in his state funeral.
- The Unitas Medal – Awarded to former Umkhonto we Sizwe and the Azanian People’s Liberation Army members.
- 10-Year Service Medal – Awarded for 10 years of loyal service in the SANDF.
SANDF spokesperson Siphiwe Dlamini told Rapport they cannot divulge details about soldiers to the public without their consent, when asked about Molefe’s medals.
R57,000 a month
The report follows recent news that Molefe was called up to serve as a colonel in the army.
According to a report, Molefe started in August and is being paid R57,000 a month.
Molefe is said to have no military experience, which caused anger among soldiers in the army.
Dlamini said Molefe was “part of a pool of specialists who help the army with auditing queries”.
Army personnel said Molefe has no experience in their financial systems and auditing processes, however.