UPDATE: Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe loses bid to get job back

Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has lost his bid to appeal to get his job back at embattled SOC Eskom. He appeared in the North Gauteng High Court on Tuesday. eNCA's Nickolaus Bauer has more on the story. Video: eNCA
File: Former Eskom CEO Brain Molefe is back in court on Tuesday to challenge a ruling against his appointment. Photo: Gallo / Esa Alexander

• Editor's note: This is a developing story. We will bring you updates as more information becomes available.

JOHANNESBURG - The North Gauteng High Court dismissed former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe’s application to appeal a ruling against his appointment.

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.

READ: Molefe wants to appeal judgment on Eskom pension payout

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.


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