Eskom executive support manager Anton Minnaar has told Parliament’s inquiry into state capture that former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe R30 million pension payout was well within his right as he put an end to load shedding, reports Fin24.
When asked whether he was in support of Molefe receiving a R30 million payout after 18 months at the power utility, Minnaar said it depended on the performance of the individual. Minnaar said that Molefe managed to defeat shedding under his watch.
“If he can stop load shedding, I will pay him,” Minnaar said.
Minnaar also told the committee that he was of the view that Molefe had always been a permanent employee at the power utility.
“It is clear in my view, that we appointed him as a permanent employee. We have never been advised differently,” he said.
Minaar also indicated that, while Molefe had signed a fixed-term contract, he understood this as a permanent fixed term, and not a contract term. This means that he would be entitled to a pension payout under South African labour law.