Brian Molefe at the Labour Court. Picture: Zintle Mahlati
Johannesburg - Judgment has been reserved in former Eskom boss Brian Molefe's Labour Court case over his dismissal from the power utility. 

During court proceedings on Thursday, Molefe's lawyers argued that his dismissal from Eskom was unfair. 

He was dismissed from the company in May by the Eskom board following directions from Public Enterprises' Minister Lynne Brown. 

Following that decision, he hauled Eskom to the Labour Court arguing that his dismissal was unfair and that he should be reinstated. 

Molefe was present for the court proceedings and was supported by former Eskom acting CEO Matshela Koko, who is on leave while an investigation into corruption allegations against him is concluded. 

Molefe's Advocate Leon Graves first argued that the court order that the case be heard at arbitration instead at a court trial, but later backtracked saying they would be pleased with a formal trial for the case. 

Brown's legal counsel asked Judge Connie Prinsloo to dismiss Molefe's case entirely. 

While political parties, the EFF and DA also argued for the case to be dismissed mainly because of the High Court matter currently pending. 

That matter was brought by the two political parties shortly after Molefe was reinstated as Eskom CEO, arguing that his return was illegal. 

The High Court case will continue in August. 

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