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Solidarity2EWN reports that according to trade union Solidarity, legal correspondence with former Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe and the power utility’s board has revealed clear evidence that his R30 million pension payout amounted to criminal conduct.  

The union outlined its litigation strategy against Eskom and Molefe at a briefing in Centurion on Thursday morning.  It will be approaching the High Court in Johannesburg to have the decision to grant Molefe’s pension set aside and to force him to return the R10 million already paid out.  Solidarity’s application is set down for three days next week.  The union’s Dirk Herman indicated that Molefe was never eligible for the pension because he was appointed on a fixed-term contract.  “He received higher remuneration because he did not receive a pension.  He does not qualify for a pension benefit because he was not a permanent employee, and he did not make pension contribution to the pension fund,” Herman stated.  According to Hermann, Solidarity was taking on this case on behalf of all Eskom employees as well as the tax-paying public.

  • Read this report by Barry Bateman in full at EWN
  • Read Solidarity’s press statement in this regard at Solidarity online

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