Molefe wants to appeal judgment on Eskom pension payout


File: Brian Molefe announced that he was stepping down voluntarily and in the interest of good governance.

JOHANNESBURG - Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe will apply for leave to appeal a court judgment compelling him to return R11-million he received as part of his pension payout from Eskom.

The court ruled the allegations against Molefe contained in former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s State of Capture report were the reasons for his resignation.

READ: Court orders Brian Molefe to &39;pay back the money&39;

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.

In court papers, Molefe says the court made a mistake when it set aside an Eskom board decision to accept his early retirement.

The money he had already received with regards to pension must be paid back in 10 days, and the claim of early retirement that he publicly made was false and deceitful.

The amount was paid out to Molefe in late 2016 when he left the power utility after Madonsela implicated him in suspicious dealings between Eskom and the politically-connected Gupta family.