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JOHANNESBURG - The North Gauteng High Court dismissed former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe’s application to appeal a ruling against his appointment.
BREAKING #MolefeEskom Brian Molefe's bid to get his job back at Eskom & keep his R30m pension pay out fails. Court dismisses leave to appeal with costs.— Nickolaus Bauer (@NickolausBauer) April 17, 2018
The court dismissed the case with costs.
It ruled that Molefe can't keep his R30-million pension payout.
In January, a court ruled Molefe’s reappointment as the power utility's CEO was unlawful.
The court unanimously found that Molefe resigned, his declaration that he did not resign was not true and that he was never entitled to pension money.
The court also ordered him to pay back R11-million he received as part of his pension pay-out.
But Molefe has refused to accept the judgement and is fighting to have it reversed.
In court papers, Molefe says the court made a mistake when it set aside an Eskom board decision to accept his early retirement.