Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has been called up to serve as a colonel in the army, earning R57,000 a month, the City Press reported.
The paper reported that Molefe has no military experience, having joined in August.
Defence Force spokesperson, Siphiwe Dlamini, said that Molefe was “part of a pool of specialists who help the army with auditing queries”.
However, army personnel told City Press that Molefe has no experience in the Defence Force financial systems and auditing processes.
The paper said that he was initially appointed in 2009 as an honorary colonel of the SA Irish regiment, a part-time unit. It said that that this post is akin to a ceremonial role.
Molefe was appointed as Eskom CEO in September 2015, but left the state firm in January 2017 following the Public Protector’s State of Capture report, which alleged ties with the Gupta family.
He was then sworn in as an ANC member of Parliament in February, and was expected to replace Pravin Gordhan as finance minister before taking up his previous job as Eskom lead in May.
Molefe was dismissed from the energy utility in June.