Trade union Solidarity has given disgraced former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe until Friday to repay the R11m he received in pension payments. Molefe’s bid in the High Court in Pretoria to appeal against an earlier judgment was dismissed with costs on Tuesday. The result is that Molefe does not get to keep the money nor does he get his old job back. Molefe had sought to have the court overturn a January ruling by a full bench that ordered him to repay R11m in pension payments unlawfully paid to him by the Eskom Pension Fund. In January the court described the R30m "early retirement" deal between Eskom and Molefe as a "deliberate scheme" concocted after he resigned from the utility in 2016. The court ruled that Molefe was not entitled to the benefits as he had been employed by Eskom for only 18 months. On Tuesday Molefe also sought to challenge the ruling that he had indeed resigned from Eskom and that his reinstatement was unlawful. Anton van der Bijl, head of Solidarity’s Centre for Fair...

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