DA in court at­tempt to thwart Molefe

The Star Early Edition - - POLITICS - TEBOGO MONAMA

BRIAN Molefe’s woes are far from over. While the em­bat­tled former Eskom chief ex­ec­u­tive is try­ing to get his job back, the DA has turned to the courts to stop him suc­ceed­ing.

Molefe was ex­pected to file papers in the Labour Court today to stay at the power util­ity, after his re­moval last week.

The DA was due in the high court in Pre­to­ria in a bid to stop Molefe from go­ing back to work pend­ing the Labour Court’s de­ci­sion.

Molefe was ex­pected to ar­gue that he needs his job back so as to de­fend the DA’s chal­lenge to his re­in­state­ment.

The DA and the EFF had launched an ur­gent ap­pli­ca­tion to stop him from re­turn­ing after he was re­in­stated by the board. Pub­lic En­ter­prises Min­is­ter Lynne Brown was forced by the ANC to re­scind the reap­point­ment.

The DA yes­ter­day said their court ac­tion against Molefe would con­tinue.

The party’s fed­eral ex­ec­u­tive chair­per­son James Selfe said they wanted the court to make an or­der that, pend­ing his Labour Court ap­pli­ca­tion, Molefe would not at­tend any of Eskom’s busi­ness sites and an agree­ment that Eskom would not ask him to per­form any du­ties.

Selfe added that Molefe’s Labour Court ap­pli­ca­tion was “des­per­a­tion”.

“No doubt Mr Molefe’s cronies at Sax­on­wold were very un­happy that their man in Eskom is on his way out,” Selfe said.

He said that if Molefe was suc­cess­ful in his ur­gent Labour Court ap­pli­ca­tion, the party would re­turn to court to block his re­turn.

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