Former Chief Executive Officer of Eskom Brian Molefe. File Image: IOL
CAPE TOWN - Anton Minnaar, Eskom’s executive support manager told Parliament’s inquiry into state capture that Brian Molefe’s R30m pension payout was worth it as he stopped load shedding.

Minnaar told members of the public enterprises committee that Molefe managed to break the back of load shedding.

"If he can stop load shedding, I will pay him," Minnaar retorted.

Anton Minnaar, Eskom's executive support manager. Via Twitter
The ACDP's Steve Swart also asked Minnaar whether it was "morally defensible" to pay Molefe R30 million after only 18 months of service.

Minnaar said yes.

Minnaar also noted that Molefe did qualify for a pension benefit according to Eskom pension fund.

Minister Swart also asked Minnaar if he was keen to assist Molefe because of his alleged links to the Gupta family.

"Chairperson, I cannot get involved with any of the links with Mr Molefe," said Minnaar.