Brian Molefe will fight for his job in court

Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe looks on after tearing up following a discussion of former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's 'State of Capture' report findings during a press conference in Johannesburg on 3 November 2016. Picture: EWN.

Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe confirmed on Monday morning that he wants to challenge the latest decision to rescind his reinstatement in the labour court.

The Eskom board announced last week that it has given effect to Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown’s directive to rescind Brian Molefe's reappointment.

The decision came after Minister Brown ordered the board to reverse the controversial decision that returned Molefe to the power utility as its CEO.

The Midday Report host Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN Reporter Gia Nicolaides who has been following the story.

Brian Molefe is essentially fighting his dismissal saying there’s no legal basis for the move and only the minister can fire him.

Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter

Molefe says this despite Minister Lynne Brown announcing last week that she had directed Eskom Board to rescind its decision to reinstate Molefe.

Brown made the announced based on the recommendations of the inter-ministerial committee appointed by President Jacob Zuma to look into Eskom.

However, Molefe is still convinced to take the matter to the Labour Court. court.

Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter

In his court application, Molefe says he urgently needs his job in order to fight the DA and the EFF’s court challenge to his reinstatement.

The opposition parties approached the court to have Molefe reinstatement overturned after the board announced that he was returning to the power utility last month.

Listen to the full interview with Gia Nicolaides below:


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