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Solidarity gives Molefe until Friday to pay back taxpayers money

The trade union, Solidarity on Tuesday wrote a letter to Brian Molefe’s legal team, shortly after the Pretoria High Court dismissed his application for leave to appeal.

In the letter, the trade union demands written confirmation that Molefe, considering the court’s decision, will cling to the decision and that he will pay back the R11 million he got by 11:00 on Friday, April 20.

According to Dirk Hermann, Executive Officer of Solidarity, Molefe enriched himself to the expense of Eskom and South Africans, adding that the time has come to pay for his corrupt activities.

“Our request is simple and clear, and if he neglects to notify us in writing of his cooperation, we won’t hesitate to take further legal action against him,” said Hermann.

The North Gauteng High Court rejected embattled former Eskom Chief Executive Officer Brian Molefe’s application to appeal a decision forcing him to pay back R11 million pension payout. The court dismissed his application with costs.

This is the same court which ordered Molefe to pay back the R11million he got as a part of his pension payout.

Eskom awarded Molefe R30 million golden handshake in 2016 after working at the power utility for 18 months and was paid R11 million pension windfall.

Solidarity which brought the matter to the court said on Tuesday Molefe was abusing court procedures to defer the reimbursement of the money he wrongfully gained.

“It is an evil day when prominent South Africans manhandle court procedures to safeguard unlawful activities that have enriched them. As per us, Molefe’s activities fit the meaning of corruption,” said Solidarity Chief Executive Officer Dirk Hermann.

Solidarity has already opened criminal charges against Molefe and former Eskom Chairperson, Ben Ngubane, and is sitting tight for further action by the Hawks and the National Prosecuting Authority.

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