JOHANNESBURG, November 29 – Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe’s court action to repay his R30.1 million pension, has been set down to be heard in Pretoria’s North Gauteng High Court for three days, starting on Wednesday.
Molefe was taken to court by Solidarity, the Democratic Alliance and the Economic Freedom Fighters, which wanted his R30.1m pension payout in 2017 ruled unlawful and set aside.
Trade union Solidarity said it wanted Molefe to reimburse Eskom.
Head of Solidarity’s Centre for Fair Labour Practices, Anton van der Bijl, said Molefe’s initial early retirement and the subsequent pension pay-out were neither lawful nor within the framework of Eskom’s pension and provident fund.
“We demand that Molefe pay back all pension payments and benefits granted to him,” Van der Bijl said on Tuesday.
Van der Bijl said that Solidarity had added Molefe and Eskom’s Board Directors as respondents to the case so they can be held liable for the trade union’s legal costs in their personal capacity.