Court to hear bid to declare Molefe’s pension pay-out unlawful

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Trade union Solidarity’s court application relating to former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe’s  R30 million pension pay-out is expected to be heard in  the Pretoria High Court Wesdnesday.

Last week during the Parliamentary inquiry into Eskom and allegations of state capture, Molefe conceded that the power utility had erred in giving him the pension pay-out.

Solidarity chief executive Dirk Hermann says they’ve approached the court to declare the pension pay-out unlawful and force Molefe to pay back the money.

“If this kind of unlawful plundering continues without prosecution South Africans will begin losing trust in the legal system a central pillar of our democracy. This case therefore is on behalf of Eskom workers who would like to restore trust in their employer, but also on behalf of taxpayers. Taxpayers should start saying: Enough is enough. It is time for an era of tax activism in South Africa,” says Hermann.