Floyd Shivambu: Let's protect the Public Protector

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- city-press.news24.com | 4 months ago

One of the important expressions in the Constitutional Court judgment delivered by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng in the EFF v Speaker of the National Assembly case was: “The Public Protector is one of the most invaluable constitutional gifts to our nation in the fight against corruption, unlawful enrichment, prejudice and impropriety in state affairs and for the betterment of good governance.

The tentacles of poverty run far, wide and deep in our nation. Litigation is prohibitively expensive and therefore not an easily exercisable constitutional option for an average citizen.

For this reason, the fathers and mothers of our Constitution conceived a way to give even to the poor and marginalised a voice and teeth that would bite corruption and abuse excruciatingly.

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