Trade union Solidarity on Friday told former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe that he has only seven days to pay the R700 000 he owes them.
Solidarity said it has received a letter from Molefe’s attorneys requesting a 30-day postponement for the payment of the money.
The High Court found that Molefe was involved in the unlawful allocation of pension money to the value of about R30-million to himself. He has already received R10-million.
Earlier this week Solidarity announced that it had obtained a warrant to attach Molefe’s goods for the settlement of his debt to Solidarity following a cost order against him.
Solidarity has instructed the sheriff to proceed with the attachment of Molefe’s property.
Meanwhile, Solidarity CEO Dirk Hermann said that 30 days was an unnecessarily long time for the repayment of the money.
The trade union says that it has written to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) asking them to prosecute Molefe. If the NPA does not go ahead with the prosecution, Solidarity will employ AfriForum's private prosecution unit’s Advocate Gerrie Nel to take over.
Hermann said that the Eskom Pension Fund also told Solidarity that it gave Molefe until August 22 to repay about R10-million owed to the fund.
“The fund also told Solidarity that if they do not receive the money, they will take vigorous legal action to recover the money from Molefe,” said Solidarity energy industry deputy general secretary Deon Reyneke.
“We trust that the pressure we exerted on Molefe will be a warning to other tax plunderers. They will be held accountable for their unlawful actions, and they will not be able to hide behind court processes any longer,” Hermann said.