Mkhwebane Disappointed With Court Ruling Over Gordhan Remedial Action

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The High Court has rejected the Public Protector’s attempt to have allegations leveled at Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane struck from Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan’s affidavit, finding that the allegations of bias and ulterior purpose constitute grounds to review her report if proven to be true.

Judge Sulet Potterill made the finding in Pretoria on Monday when she granted an interdict against the enforcement of the remedial action in the report related to the South African Revenue Service (Sars)’s investigation unit. Gordhan accused Mkhwebane of being incompetent, irrational and negligent in the performance of her duties.

Judge Potterill rejected Mkhwebane’s argument that if the court did not strike out Gordhan’s comments about her, it would undermine the dignity and effectiveness of the Public Protector.

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