The Labour Court has granted the DA its application to be a respondent in the case brought before the court by former Eskom CEO, Brian Molefe.

The DA had made its application earlier today and will now be able to argue the substantive issues pertaining the reappointment of Molefe, starting this Thursday, 29th June.

Molefe had brought the case before the court to challenge his removal from his position earlier this month.

“Molefe’s contention that he never ceased to be an employee of Eskom is completely bizarre and the DA will forcefully argue that Molefe’s reappointment was completely irrational and illegal and as a result, the Labour Court cannot reinstate Molefe to a position which he was not lawfully permitted to fill,” DA Federal Executive Chairperson, James Selfe said.

“We will make these points so that we can proceed with our application in the North Gauteng High Court to have his reappointment set aside as irrational and unlawful, in August this year. It is clear that Molefe’s fitness to restore good governance practices at the power entity is in serious question and that he should have no place there,” he added.