The Public Protector has said she will investigate Eskom’s controversial R30 million pension pay-out to former CEO Brian Molefe, following an application lodged by the Democratic Alliance (DA).
The Public Protector's Office says that the DA’s complaint will be consolidated with two similar complaints already received on the matter.
There have been conflicting reports as to whether Molefe has received any of the money after Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown put a stop to the payout.
In court papers, Molefe says he was under the impression that he could take early retirement when he left the parastatal the first time in December.
It's been revealed that the Eskom pension fund flouted the rules to award Molefe the payout.
The DA's Natasha Mazzone says it's necessary for the Public Protector to establish the truth.
The Public Protector's office last month said that it will be looking into a number of allegations made by the media, including the reappointment of Brian Molefe as Eskom CEO and allegations that acting chief executive Matshela Koko leaked a legal opinion to the Guptas.