Solidarity to take on Brian Molefe over Eskom pension payout

Solidarity to take on Brian Molefe over Eskom pension payout

- Trade union Solidarity has said that it will be insituting private prosecution against ex-Eskom boss, Brian Molefe

- This comes after the Supreme Court of Appeal found that Molefe's R30 million retirement payout was unlawful

- The trade union says they will be in talks with the NPA to find out whether the authority intends to prosecute Molefe

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Trade union Solidarity says that it will be proceeding with private prosecution of former Eskom CEO, Brian Molefe.

This is in connection to Molefe's controversial pension payout, which Solidarity claims amounted to fraud.

The union says that Advocate Gerrie Nel will be be instituting the prosecution.

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This comes after Solidarity opened a criminal case against Molefe, but the NPA has reportedly not taken the matter further, has gathered.

Previously, the North Gauteng High Court had found that the early retirement payout to Molefe following his resignation was unlawful. This ruling was later upheld by the Supreme Court of Appeal, according to Eyewitness News.

The court ordered Molefe to pay back his R30 million payout, but he has since approached the Constitutional Court to attempt to keep some of the money.

Now, Solidarity has contacted AfriForum's private prosecution unit over the matter. The union added that Nel, the head of the unit, would be in touch with the NPA to find out whether they intended to prosecute Molefe.

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"We dare not be silent about the plundering of tax money any longer," said Solidarity CEO Dirk Hermann, with regard to the plans to prosecute Molefe. 

The union also announced that it is considering taking legal action against other senior Eskom figures linked to wrongdoing.

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