Bringing tears to his eyes: Brian Molefe takes a R30m hit

Lungani Zungu

Brian Molefe keeps limping from one crisis to the other. This time his former employer Eskom has recouped R30m of his pension, which was unlawfully paid to him.  

The power utility announced on Wednesday that it had recovered the money that had been paid as part of its former CEO Molefe’s pension in 2016.

This is in line with the ruling of the North Gauteng High Court in 2019 that Molefe had to pay back the pension he was unlawfully granted.

At the time, the court ruled that Molefe had to pay R9 985 540 with interest from 31 October 2019 until the day he paid back the money. 

The case against Molefe, who was at one stage an ANC MP, was been brought by Solidarity Union and the Democratic Alliance (DA). 

 This latest episode of Molefe’s dramatic fall from grace comes just days after he was arrested alongside former Transnet chief financial officer Anoj Singh and two others.


The arrest was linked to the corruption and fraud case over the R93m to procure 1 064 locomotives for Transnet in 2015.

Molefe and the other accused are expected back in court on 14 October. They were granted R50 000 bail each.

Scrolla.Africa’s attempts to get a comment from Molefe were unsuccessful as his phone went to voicemail.

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