Molefe's court application not heard

Molefe's court application not heard

An urgent court application by former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe, challenging his removal as head of the parastatal, was not heard in the Labour Court on Monday.

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Molefe wants the court to declare his dismissal unlawful after the Eskom board rescinded his appointment last week Friday.


The application follows instructions from the Minister of Public Enterprises, Lynne Brown, ordering the Eskom board to rescind its decision to reinstate Molefe.


In his court papers Molefe says his removal from the power utility is unlawful and that politics, not misconduct, led to his axing.


Labour court officials confirmed that Brown and Eskom have not filed their responding affidavits. It is unclear when it will be filed and the Molefe matter heard.


However the DA has confirmed it will be proceeding with its court bid in the North Gauteng high court against Molefe's reappointment on Tuesday.

Last year the Public protector's State of Capture report revealed Molefe's close links to the controversial Gupta family. 

Molefe left Eskom, saying he did so in the name of good governance.

Earlier this year, he was sworn-in as an ANC MP, amid a controversial and widely critisized proposed R30 million payout from Eskom. 

Molefe will now ask for the matter to be heard urgently.

He has listed the power utility and Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown as respondents. 

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