The Democratic Alliance (DA) along with the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) will on Thursday return to the Labour Court after being granted a permission to intervene in former Eskom boss Brian Molefe’s bid to get his job back.
On Tuesday, the court ruled that the opposition parties can intervene as interested parties after the DA approached the Labour Court in an attempt to block Molefe’s application in a bid to get his job back as head of Eskom.
This comes after Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown announced the decision made by the Eskom board to withdraw Molefe’s return from the power utility following recommendations were given by Parliament’s Portfolio Committee and opposition parties.
The parties had argued that it was inappropriate for the Labour Court to hear Molefe’s application because the matter is already pending in the High Court.
The DA’s James Selfe says: “We think that it’s very important for us to be there because we’ve a parallel court application in the High Court which seeks to set aside his reappointment as being irrational in public law terms.”