| Ramaphosa wants ConCourt to hear appeal against Gordhan ruling

- | 3 months ago

While the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) also applied for leave to appeal the ruling, they have not withdrawn.

Ramaphosa asked the court to consider their application “for reasons that do not usually arise” in applications to ConCourt.    He argued that ongoing litigation and “heated public debate” were potentially damaging to both the High Court and the dignity of the Mkhwebane‘s office.

Ramaphosa referred to attacks on the presidency, Gordhan, Judge Potterill and the Public Protector herself who, he said, had all been attacked in an unjustifiable manner.

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