Brian Molefe is returning to his job as Eskom CE on Monday – just months after stepping down in the aftermath of a furore over his links to the Gupta family. Board spokesman Khulani Qoma confirmed his return in an interview on radio 702 on Friday. “Definitely‚ he is coming back on Monday‚” Qoma said. Molefe has resigned as an MP in order to resume his former position. His return was sparked by a dispute over a reported R30m pension payment that he was awarded after he announced in November that he was stepping down “in the interest of good corporate governance”. The Sunday Times revealed that he was awarded the hefty “golden handshake” despite being at the power utility for only 18 months. Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown said shortly afterwards that there was no justification for the payment. Qoma said the Sunday Times story had resulted in Brown instructing the board to review the payout and come up with a mutually acceptable agreement. “We could not agree … s...

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