A Gauteng Labour Court has ruled to postpone Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe’s labour suit against Eskom pending the outcome of an ongoing application laid against him by the Democratic Alliance (DA) in the High Court.
Molefe’s case, arguing the illegality of his removal from the parastatal in early June, has been postponed given that the DA’s current High Court application seeks clarification of his re-employment in the first place.
“It is our contention that Molefe’s re-employment at Eskom was completely irrational and illegal and as a result has no lawful position at Eskom”, read a statement by the DA’s Federal Executive Chairperson, James Selfe.
Molefe resigned from his position as Group CEO of Eskom citing good governance and early retirement. It later emerged that he would be taking up a Parliamentary position along with a substantial so-called golden parachute of R30 million to ease his move.
Due to public outcry and exhaustive media coverage, Eskom rescinded Molefe’s resignation to avoid the payment of its hefty retirement package and re-employed him.
Molefe was subsequently fired from Eskom resulting in his Labour Court case against the power utility.
The DA has stated it will continue to take all possible steps in the fight against State Capture connected individuals.