Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has joined the South African army, to serve as a colonel, earning R57,000 a month, the City Press has reported.
The paper also reports that Molefe has no military experience what so ever, having only joined in August.
Defence Force spokesperson, Siphiwe Dlamini, said that Molefe was “part of a pool of specialists who help the army with auditing queries”.
However, army personnel told City Press that Molefe has no experience in the Defence Force financial systems and auditing processes.
The paper said that he was initially appointed in 2009 as an honorary colonel of the SA Irish regiment, a part-time unit. It said that that this post is akin to a ceremonial role.
Molefe was appointed CEO of state-utility Eskom, but later resigned following the release of the Puplic Protector’s State of Capture report, which alleged ties with the Gupta family in January 2017.
Molefe was then sworn in as a Member of Parliament (MP) and was expected to replace Pravin Gordhan as finance minister.