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Solidarity2ANA reports that trade union Solidarity has given former Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe until Friday at 11am to pay back the money he unlawfully received from the power utility as part of the R30 million pension payout granted to him.  

On Tuesday, Molefe lost his court bid to appeal a January high court judgment that ordered him to pay back the part payment of about R11 million that he has already received.  Shortly after the court rejected Molefe's application for leave to appeal, with costs, Solidarity wrote a letter to his legal team requesting written confirmation that he would adhere to the ruling and that he would pay back the funds that he received unlawfully by 11am on Friday, 20 April.  Dirk Hermann, the chief executive officer of Solidarity, said that Molefe deliberately enriched himself at the expense of Eskom and taxpayers, and now the time has come for him to pay for his actions.  "Our request is simple and clear, and if he fails to notify us in writing of his cooperation, we won’t hesitate to take further legal action against him," Hermann indicated.

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