The Democratic Alliance (DA) will on Tuesday approach the Labour Court in an attempt to block former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe’s bid to return back his job.
Molefe returned to Eskom in May, he retired last year December after his relationship with the controversial Gupta Family was established on Public Protector state capture report, and he was later removed at the power utility after his return was declared invalid.
Molefe says his dismissal from the parastatal last month was unlawful. His reappointment was rescinded by the board after instruction from Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.
The main opposition party also has a pending application in the High Court to prevent Molefe from returning to the power utility.
The party’s James Selfe says Molefe’s Labour Court application is out of pure desperation.
“So we’re intervening in the Labour Court to point out the fact that we’ve another action in High Court and we wish to place on records that this is not simply a contractible issue.
“It’s an issue which concerns public policy and it’s much better in the Labour Court than the high court.”