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


Brian Molefe is no longer the head of Eskom.

• Editor&39;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&39;t keep his R30-million pension payout.

In January, a court ruled Molefe’s reappointment as the power utility&39;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.