UPDATE: Court rules Molefe can't work at Eskom until labour matter heard

FILE: While Molefe is fighting his dismissal from Eskom, the DA, EFF and Solidarity are challenging his reinstatement. Photo: Gallo Images / Business Day / Trevor Samson

JOHANNESBURG - Brian Molefe cannot report to work at Eskom.

This is according to a consent order issued by the North Gauteng High Court.

But Molefe's labour court application has been postponed to a date to be arranged with the Registrar of the Labour Court, on reasonable advance notice to the DA and the EFF.

The DA and EFF high court applications have also been postponed. The DA, EFF and union Solidarity were challenging Molefe's return to the power utility.

In the event that Mr Molefe is successful in his labour court application, the DA and the EFF shall, will consult with Eskom and Molefe be entitled to take the necessary steps to enrol their High Court Application.

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The decision to reappoint Molefe as Eskom chief executive has since been rescinded, but they argued a court should overturn it, because it was illegal.

Molefe applied to the Labour Court to declare his sacking unlawful.

The former Eskom chief executive has said he needs to be on the job in order to fight the High Court challenge.


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