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gavel thumb100 ANA reports that the High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday reserved judgment in the application brought by trade union Solidarity and the Democratic Alliance (DA) whereby they sought an order declaring former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe’s R30m pension payout unlawful and setting it aside.  

After a day of arguments from senior counsel representing parties, including Molefe, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown, the Eskom Pension Fund, Solidarity, and the DA, a full bench of three high court judges adjourned the proceedings to a date to be announced.  Solidarity and the DA argued since Molefe had a fixed term five-year contract with Eskom, he was not eligible for membership of the Eskom Pension Fund.  They requested an order that Molefe should pay back the R11m he has reportedly already received as part of that R30.1m pay-out.  Molefe was in court, listening attentively.

  • Read this report in full at The Citizen
  • Read too, Brian Molefe must pay back R11m, DA’s legal counsel tells court, at Fin24
  • And also, High on emotion, low on facts, says Molefe’s lawyer of pension payback case, at BusinessLive

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