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eskomBusiness Report writes that trade union Solidarity on Tuesday reacted strongly following a report that Eskom’s board wanted to make a payment of R11.2m to former CEO Brian Molefe.  

According to a Sunday report, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown had rejected a bid by Eskom's board to pay Molefe a multimillion-rand golden handshake.  According to Deon Reyneke, Solidarity’s Deputy General Secretary for the Energy Industry, any payment in whatever form made to Molefe would amount to contempt of court.  Solidarity had approached the Labour Court earlier this year to get a ruling that all Eskom payments in favour of Molefe to the pension fund as well as payments from the pension fund to Molefe be declared unlawful.  Reyneke indicated that the matter would be heard by the end of November and that should any payment be made before the court date and, pending the outcome of litigation, the Minister and/or Eskom could be held in contempt of court.

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