Court ruling on President's disciplinary powers will guide PP in future – Judge

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- townpress.co.za | 3 months ago

PRETORIA – The High Court has ruled that the clarity being sought by President Cyril Ramaphosa in relation to his powers to discipline a minister will in fact assist and guide the Public Protector if she ever investigates another minister in the future.

This was among the findings handed down by Judge Sulet Potterill when she suspended the enforcement of the remedial action in the report related to the South African Revenue Service (Sars) investigation unit. Gordhan sought the interdict pending the full judicial review of the report.

Ramaphosa supported the application because he wanted clarity on what disciplinary powers the Constitution allows a president to exercise over a minister.

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