DA, EFF heading to court over Molefe

DA, EFF heading to court over Molefe

The Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) are heading to court to review Brian Molefe's reappointment as Eskom's Group Executive.

North Gauteng High Court Pretoria
Photo: Maryke Vermaak

This despite Molefe approaching the Labour Court to have is removal from his position at the utility declared unlawful.


The DA's James Selfe says the application will continue, even if Molefe's urgent application succeeds.


Molefe's matter was expected to be heard on Monday, but the Eskom board and Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown did not file responding affidavits.


It is unclear when the application will go ahead. 


Selfe says an order will be taken in the North Gauteng High Court that Molefe not return to work.


"Mr Molefe's Labour Court case is based on the belief that his reappointment to Eskom on 11 May 2017 was a rational decision for the Eskom Board to make, but the DA contends that it was certainly not," says Selfe.


"We view Mr Molefe's urgent Labour Court action as nothing more than desperation. No doubt Mr Molefe's cronies at Saxonwold were very unhappy that their man-in-Eskom is on his way out."

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