Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has approached the Labour Court, serving papers on both Eskom and Minister Lynne Brown after they rescinded the decision to reappoint him.
The Eskom board and the Public Enterprises Ministry have confirmed receiving legal communication informing them of Molefe’s decision to fight his dismissal at the Labour Court on Monday.
Xolani Gwala spoke to labour relations attorney Tony Healy on whether Molefe has any grounds to take legal action against the parastatal and Brown.
I think he is going to struggle in the sense that, my opinion is his reappointment into the position in the first place was unlawful.— Tony Healy, labour relations attorney
You can't be unlawfully removed from a position you are unlawfully appointed to in the first place.— Tony Healy, labour relations attorney
Its going to be difficult for him to argue that his services weren't terminated at the end of December....— Tony Healy, labour relations attorney
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This article first appeared on 702 : Brian Molefe set to challenge Eskom and Brown in court