South Africa: 'Tears of Joy' at Molefe's Eskom Golden Handshake?

Embattled former CEO Brian Molefe will finally get his R30 million bonus that was initially withheld by Public Enterprises Minister Lynn Brown. Molefe resigned his position at Eskom after being named in the State of Capture Report by then public protector Thuli Madonsela. He then became a member of parliament. His appointment was met with strong opposition and he eventually resigned and returned to the power utility, again facing strong opposition. The minister covered for Molefe, stating that he had "taken a leave of absence". He was then forced to stand down by a court ruling. Now he can finally wipe away the tears as he gets to enjoy his "hard-earned" golden handshake.



Brian Molefe, former Eskom CEO and now a member of parliament

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