South African trade union Solidarity said former chief executive officer of Eskom Brian Molefe’s fate will be determined on Thursday when the Pretoria High Court are expected to announce its ruling on the R30 million he had received as a pension fund.
The amount was paid out to Molefe in late 2016 when he left the power utility after public protector Thuli Madonsela implicated him in suspicious dealings between Eskom and the politically connected Gupta family.
On Wednesday, Solidarity said it had approached the high court on November 29, 2017, to declare as unlawful the controversial pension award of about R30 million granted to him and the sum of more than R10 million already paid out to Molefe.
Anton van der Bijl, head of Solidarity’s Centre for Fair Labour Practices, said the trade union wanted to see justice prevail and that Molefe pay back all pension payout made to him and benefits granted to him.
“Molefe acted unlawfully and in no way within the framework of Eskom’s pension and provident fund, and that is why it would please us if the court rules tomorrow that Molefe is to be held liable for it in his personal capacity,” Van der Bijl said.
– African News Agency (ANA)