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eskomThe Citizen reports that according to a legal expert, there is an obvious and clear prospect that former Eskom boss Brian Molefe could be successfully prosecuted on criminal charges relating to his massive illegal pension payout.  

Attorney Llewellyn Curlewis, who is a senior lecturer in criminal procedure at the University of Pretoria, said that the view of a full bench of the High Court in Pretoria that there was at least incriminating prima facie evidence against Molefe in itself suggested there was a reasonable prospect of a successful prosecution.  Two judges on Tuesday dismissed Molefe’s application for leave to appeal against their ruling that the R11 million pension payout he received from Eskom had been unlawful and that he should pay it back.  The court found there was a strong inference that Eskom and Molefe had deliberately devised a scheme to afford him pension benefits, in the form of a multimillion-rand early retirement package to which he was not entitled.  Curlewis said apart from the criminal charges already laid against Molefe by trade union Solidarity, he would expect the state to seriously consider prosecuting Molefe.

  • Read this report by Ilse de Lange in full at The Citizen

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