Brian Molefe is taking his last shot at retaining the R30 million pension benefits irregularly paid out to him. The former Eskom chief executive is headed to the Constitutional Court in his efforts to hang onto the money.
Despite both the High Court and the Supreme Court of appeal ruling that Brian Molefe should pay back the R30 million, the former Eskom chief executive is headed to the Constitutional Court.
Molefe argues that, among other things, he did not have a fair hearing. He had allegedly received over R10 million in a single payment from the Eskom Pension and Provident Fund, resulting in the power utility paying millions in a 'fine' to ensure that Molefe could retire with full benefits.
Rapport writes that the payout meant that the 50-year-old 'pensioner' would receive R111 000 every month, despite only working at Eskom for 15 months.
The High Court had found that Molefe was too young to go on early retirement, with the Supreme Court of Appeal denying his leave to appeal the ruling.
The Democratic Alliance and Solidarity are opposing the latest application, but both Eskom and its pension fund say they will abide by the Constitutional Court application.
In his application, Molefe claims that the High Court had 'blindly accepted' the DA's submission, ignoring both his and Eskom's arguments.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that the Democratic Alliance had taken the matter to court following public outcry over the questionable payment.
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