Former Chief Executive Officer of Eskom Brian Molefe. File Image: IOL
JOHANNESBURG - Disgraced former Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe must pay back the R11 million pension payout he received from the power utility within ten days, the North Gauteng High Court ordered on Thursday.

Molefe was also ordered to pay the costs of trade union Solidarity.

Deputy Judge-President Aubrey Ledwaba read the full bench's judgment that declared the decision by the Eskom Pension Fund to pay Molefe patently unlawful.

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Molefe's controversial reinstatement was also reviewed and set aside as well as Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown's acceptance of the Eskom board's decision.  Molefe's lawyer Barry Farber said the judgment came down on them like a ton of bricks but insisted his client was a happy and content man who wanted to serve South Africans.