The thought of Brian Molefe going back to his job as CE at Eskom after failing to become finance minister is so awful I feel sick every time I think about it. He didn’t resign in 2016, even though Eskom and Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown said he had. He retired. Wednesday morning’s Business Day carried a story quoting the head of the Eskom pension fund as saying he had been retrenched. Whatever. They are all lies peddled by liars. Imagine what might have happened to his R30m "pension" payout had he indeed become finance minister, as the Gupta family and President Jacob Zuma originally intended. Would he still have taken "early retirement" under the generous Eskom pension fund rules and taken the money?I bet he would have. It’s just money after all, and it comes from shmucks like you and me who pay our bills. And as of this week, we’re paying Molefe at least R800,000 a month just to do his job. That’s R40,000 per working day. This for a guy who likes to wave around a copy of...

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