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eskomBusinessLive reports that the High Court in Pretoria is due on Tuesday to hear arguments in the appeal application brought by former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe.  

He wants the court to overturn a January ruling by the full bench of the court that ordered him to repay R11m in pension payments, which had been unlawfully paid to him by the Eskom Pension Fund.  The court described the R30m early-retirement deal entered into by Eskom and Molefe as a "deliberate scheme" concocted after he resigned from Eskom in 2016 as he was never entitled to the benefits after he had been in Eskom’s employ for only 18 months.  Molefe will also be challenging a ruling that he had indeed resigned and his initial reinstatement was unlawful, as part of his appeal was to seek reinstatement to his old position at the power utility.  Trade union Solidarity has vowed to oppose the appeal, stating on Monday that the application was "merely Molefe’s attempt to postpone the inevitable".  If his appeal is unsuccessful, Molefe will be liable to pay the R11m as per the earlier court order and will also have to pay Solidarity’s legal costs as per the January ruling.

  • Read this report by Theto Mahlakoana in full at BusinessLive
  • See too, Brian Molefe still wants his old Eskom job back, at The Citizen

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