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FORMER political friends of ousted Eskom CEO Jacob Maroga have turned against him, with Cosatu saying his demand for a payout of R85million is "massively excessive".
Left-leaning organisations in the tripartite alliance supported Maroga when he was dismissed by the Eskom Board last year. The ANC Youth League and the National Union of Metalworkers of SA said then that his dismissal played into the hands of "white racists on the Eskom Board who want to displace him for ulterior motives".
But this week, Cosatu said Maroga's actions sent a message that it was "OK" for the elite to get huge golden handshakes despite poor performance.
The labour federation said Maroga's actions were driven by a culture of entitlement and greed among the elite.
"Even if he can prove that the Eskom board forced him to resign, how then is he entitled to such a huge sum?
"This is yet another example of the culture of self-entitlement and greed, which has plagued the business sector and has been invading the public service as well."