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SolidarityANA reports that Solidarity said on Monday it would be taking comprehensive steps to bring former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe to account over his role in the struggling State-owned power utility's woes.  

In a statement, the trade union said the steps would include possible private prosecution by advocate Gerrie Nel from lobby group AfriForum and the possible seizure of Molefe’s assets.  It will reveal details on Tuesday.  "These steps follow due to the National Prosecuting Authority’s (failure) to begin with prosecution, following the criminal complaint Solidarity lodged against Molefe.  Through this action against Molefe, Solidarity wants to contribute to a culture of accountability in South Africa.  We cannot allow tax looters to simply get away,” Solidarity’s chief operations officer Dr Dirk Hermann stated.  Molefe last week lost a bid at the Constitutional Court to overturn a ruling that he must pay back some of the R30-million pension he received from Eskom.  On Monday, Solidarity said that following the court ruling, it had immediately started taking steps to recover the associated cost order and "to ensure that the R10-million Molefe looted from the Eskom pension fund is reimbursed".  The union added:  "A warrant has already been issued and Solidarity is awaiting the sheriff’s instruction."

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