JOHANNESBURG – Former Eskom boss Brian Molefe will have to pay back the utility R10 million of a R30m golden handshake he received when he resigned from the embattled power utility after his last-ditch attempt to keep the money was dealt a fatal blow by the Constitutional Court.
Molefe will have to comply with the Constitutional Court order, as he has no other avenues to appeal the matter as the court is the apex court in the land.
Trade union Solidarity, which opposed Molefe’s numerous appeals, yesterday said it would immediately institute action to collect the cost order and to ensure the R10m Molefe received from the Eskom Pension Fund was paid back without delay.
Solidarity chief operating officer Dirk Hermann said Molefe had tried to use litigation to shirk his responsibilities.
“We are delighted with the ruling. One can only hide in the courts up to a certain point, but the law always prevails. It is sad that the courts have to take over the role of a person’s conscience. Solidarity knows its way about the courts and Brian Molefe underestimated us. We will not let injustice happen,” Hermann said.