The DA has filed an urgent two-part court application in an effort to stop reinstated group CE Brian Molefe performing any duties at Eskom and receiving any benefits associated with the position. In the second part of the application, the opposition party asks the court to review and set aside his appointment. Molefe returned to his position at the state-owned utility on Monday morning after leaving amid controversy in 2016. This followed the release of former public protector Thuli Madonsela’s State of Capture report, which pointed to a “cozy relationship” between Molefe and the Gupta family. The DA argues that the decision to rehire Molefe was irrational and should be set aside. Last week, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown said Molefe’s reinstatement at Eskom was a “significantly better value proposition to the South African fiscus than the previous pension proposal”. DA federal executive committee chairman James Selfe said in his founding affidavit to the court: “I am advis...

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