Former Chief Executive Officer of Eskom Brian Molefe. File Image: IOL

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. 

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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.