In a twist to the Eskom saga, recently reinstated Group CE Brian Molefe says he and the company had been under the mistaken "belief" that he was eligible for early retirement when he left at the end of 2016. Various reasons have been given by the power utility and Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown to justify Molefe’s return to Eskom. The reasons have ranged from resignation, retrenchment, early retirement, unpaid leave and now that he actually never resigned. After his departure, Molefe joined Parliament as a back bencher. The utility is said to have advertised his post and conducted interviews. It is unclear how this could have happened had he not resigned, retired or been retrenched. Molefe said in his opposing papers to the DA’s application against his reinstatement, that since he and Eskom were now aware that he was not entitled to the pension benefits, he anticipated this meant his original contract of employment had never ended. He and the Eskom board discovered that he ...

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