Solidarity takes Molefe to court over pension

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Trade union Solidarity will announce its litigation strategy for the repayment of the huge pension sum received by the former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe at a media conference on 23 November.

Anton van der Bijl, head of Solidarity’s Centre for Fair Labour Practice, asserted that Molefe’s initial early retirement and the subsequent pension pay-out was not legal and did not take place within the framework of Eskom’s pension and provident fund. “The 50-year old Molefe was exempted from any penalties payable for early retirement, and additional benefits equivalent to 13 years’ service were assured for him. In our litigation, we’ll demand that all pension fund pay-outs and benefits awarded to Molefe should be repaid,” Van der Bijl said.