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sandf thumb medium90 89City Press reports that the military career of former Eskom boss-turned-Colonel Brian Molefe is over – for the present.  The defence force confirmed last week that his call-up period ended on 17 November 2017.  

Defence force spokesperson Siphiwe Dlamini said Molefe was not paid for his “specialist services” during his tenure from 23 August to 17 November.  But when the furore over Molefe’s military aspirations first came to light last year, Dlamini said:  “Colonel Molefe is considered a member of the reserve force and is reimbursed accordingly.”  The defence force staff database, the Persol system, indicated at the time that his salary was R57,000 a month.  Molefe will remain as a dormant member of the reserve force.  He is also still an honorary colonel of the SA Irish regiment.  Trade union Solidarity filed charges of fraud, corruption and money laundering against Molefe and former Eskom board chairperson Ben Ngubane last Tuesday.  The two had worked out a R30m illegal pension deal for Molefe when he “resigned” from Eskom.

  • Read this report by Erika Gibson in full at News24


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