Embattled former Eskom boss Brian Molefe cannot simply pay back the more than R11m of his R30m retirement pay-out that he has already received and go on with his life — trade union Solidarity is adamant that he face consequences for his "fraudulent actions". A full bench of the High Court in Pretoria made a scathing ruling against Molefe‚ finding that former public protector Thuli Madonsela’s "damning" State of Capture report could not be ignored and would hang over Molefe. Judge Elias Matojane’s judgment‚ confirmed by Judge Hans Fabricius and Judge Segopotje Mphahlele‚ was unrelenting: "The allegations are highly relevant to [Molefe’s] suitability to be reinstated as [group] CEO. They are the dead weight he must carry till he is cleared." The judgment also rubbished Molefe’s assertion that he didn’t resign but took an early pension. The decision of the board of Eskom to accept Molefe’s early retirement was reviewed and Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown’s decision to appoint M...

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