DA, EFF to take next step in bid to prevent Molefe from getting job back

The parties had argued that it was inappropriate for the Labour Court to hear Molefe’s application because the matter is already pending in a high court.

FILE: Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – The Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) will be back in a Labour Court on Thursday after being granted permission to intervene in former Eskom boss Brian Molefe’s application to get his job back.

On Tuesday, the court ruled that the opposition parties can intervene as interested parties.

Molefe is challenging the decision by the Eskom board to rescind his reappointment.

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.”