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labourcourtsSowetanLive reports that axed Eskom boss Brian Molefe conducted his Labour Court case in bad faith, hence he was slapped with an order to pay the costs for the latest round in the matter.  

On Tuesday, Labour Court Judge Connie Prinsloo dismissed Molefe's application to have the matter referred to trial, with costs.  Prinsloo also indefinitely postponed Molefe's bid to be reinstated in his R7.6-million-a-year job and his dismissal declared unlawful.  Molefe will be allowed to re-enrol the matter after the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has concluded the cases brought by the DA and the EFF to have his return to Eskom ruled irrational, unlawful, unconstitutional, reviewed and set aside.  Prinsloo accepted the argument by Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown, the DA and the EFF that Molefe was ‘forum shopping’ - an attempt to choose the court most likely to rule favourably for him.

  • Read this report by Loyiso Sidimba in full at SowetanLive

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