Mkhwebane faces another court defeat – expert

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- citizen.co.za | 3 months ago

The backing of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) may fall short of saving Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane from yet another court defeat, a legal expert has warned.

Yesterday the High Court in Pretoria heard arguments in Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan’s application to interdict the prescribed remedial action by the beleaguered corruption watchdog, which would see President Cyril Ramaphosa initiating disciplinary action against Gordhan in a politically controversial move. Mkhwebane was opposing the bid while Ramaphosa joined the interdict application.

Advocate for the EFF Tembeka Ngcukaitobi castigated what he described as a bid to block Mkhwebane’s constitutional powers, warning that allowing a court to block the powers of Mkhwebane’s office would have the effect of prejudicing less fortunate complainants to her office by delaying the service of justice.

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