Trade union Solidarity says they will oppose former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe’s petition against the judgment which ruled that his R30 million pension pay-out was unlawful.
Last month a full bench of the Northern Gauteng High Court had initially dismissed Molefe’s application for leave to appeal against a ruling that he must pay back part of his pension that was deemed unlawful.
Following the judgment, Molefe submitted his petition to the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein on Tuesday.
“We will definitely oppose the petition and ask for a further cost order against him. We are extremely disappointed in Mr. Molefe’s decision to petition the court. He unlawfully received taxpayers’ money. With this decision he once again failed a character test,” said Solidarity COO Dirk Hermann in a statement.
Speaking to Afro Worldview, Solidarity Head of Labour Law Services, Anton van der Bijl said on Wednesday that they have already instructed their lawyers to initiate the process.
Van der Bijl said that they viewed this as a ‘delaying tactic’ by Molefe to avoid paying back the money.