The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it will be asking Parliament to launch a full-scale investigation into Eskom's decision to re-appoint Brian Molefe as its CEO.
The parastatal confirmed his return, five months after he stepped down after being implicated in the Public Protector's state of capture report.
Eskom board spokesperson Khulani Qoma on Friday confirmed that Molefe would return to work on Monday, saying that the board decided to rescind Molefe’s pension payout because Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown was not happy about it and decided to come up with a mutually acceptable option to offer Molefe his job back.
The African National Congress has labelled Molefe's re-appointment as reckless.
ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa says the party wants to meet with Brown to question why such a decision was taken.
"We don't think there can be any convincing really for the board to arrive at that decision. Firstly, she took the correct decision earlier by rejecting the R30 million retirement demand. And we think even in this context, she has to do what was in the public interest."
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) says Molefe’s return is illegal because procedure was completely flouted.
Outa’s Ted Blom says the organisation regards this as a new appointment.