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Solidarity2Fin24 reports that a court will hear why the circumstances surrounding former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe’s early retirement pension pay-out and his subsequent reappointment as Eskom CEO, to remedy the situation, was unlawful.  

The court case will kick off on Wednesday morning.  Trade union Solidarity and political parties filed a consolidated court application to challenge Eskom’s decisions to reappoint Molefe as CEO, as well as the approval of his R30m pension pay-out.  Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown also filed explanatory affidavits, but she is not challenging the relief sought by the applicants.  Solidarity’s Anton van der Bijl said that the union was demanding that Molefe pay back all pension payments and benefits he was granted.  They also want the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to investigate the matter.  A Hawks spokesperson confirmed that the Serious Economic Offences Unit was probing the allegations.  In a statement Democratic Alliance (DA) MP James Selfe said that Molefe’s reappointment had been “irrational”.  Molefe has since left Eskom’s employ.

  • Read this report by Lameez Omarjee in full at Fin24
  • Read too, Molefe’s R30m pension was unlawful, must be paid back, DA tells court, at The Citizen

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