CAPE TOWN - Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has joined the South African National Defence force (SANDF) as a Colonel.
According to SANDF, Molefe, who has no military experience will be assisting the defence force with auditing queries.
The former Eskom CEO is part of a group of specialists helping with auditing issues.
Defence Force spokesperson Siphiwe Dlamini said he will assist with queries from the Auditor-General.
“Especially the army uses these specialists when a specific skill is needed that can be found in the Reserve Force.”
He is currently earning R60 000 a month, since August.
Molefe has been under extreme scrutiny since his pension payout from Eskom debacle.
Molefe allegedly received a R9.5 million pension payout after his tenure at Eskom.
He was under a fixed 5-year contract and therefore was allegedly not entitled to a pension payout.
The "golden handshake" come under acute scrutiny in October in a Parliamentary inquiry into the parastatal.
Molefe's departure from the power utility has caused much controversy since he was named in Thuli Madonsela's state capture report.
-BUSINESS REPORT ONLINE