The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it expects the first stage of an investigation into Brian Molefe's alleged R30 million payout to begin by the end of the week.
The Sunday Times has reported that the former Eskom Chief Executive Officer (CEO) was paid out last month after being at the helm for 18 months.
Molefe resigned as Eskom’s CEO last year when the Public Protector's State of Capture report revealed details of his relationship with the controversial Gupta family.
The DA's shadow minister for public enterprises Natasha Mazzone says they've asked the Public Protector to investigate what they think is a highly irregular payout to Molefe.
“It is an extremely urgent request that we have given the Public Protector and we expect the first stages of the investigation to begin by the end of the week.”
Eskom's Khulu Phasiwe says details of money paid to staff will be revealed in the annual report.
“When we release, at around June or July this year, anything that anyone says about what Brian was paid is speculation at this stage.”
The Sunday Times has reported that there are conflicting explanations for the R30 million payout, which have been described as a pension payout in one document and a severance cost in another document seen by the paper.