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publicprotectorBusinessLive reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Monday that the Public Protector has agreed to investigate former Eskom CE Brian Molefe’s R30m "golden handshake" from the power utility.  

The party had requested the investigation after it emerged that the Eskom board had approved a R30m pension payout to Molefe after only 18 months as CE of Eskom.  The Office of the Public Protector indicated that the DA’s complaint was similar to those lodged by two other people, and the three complaints had been consolidated.  Molefe left Eskom’s employ in December last year following adverse findings made against him by the former Public Protector in her ‘State of Capture’ report.  He became an ANC MP in February‚ but returned to Eskom in May following Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown’s refusal to approve the R30m pension payout.  Less than a month into his job at Eskom‚ Brown instructed the board of Eskom to rescind its decision to reappoint Molefe, which it did.

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