Mkhwebane seems to think she is above scrutiny, argue Gordhan's laywers

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- businesslive.co.za | 3 months ago

Lawyers for public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan have argued that public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane appears to believe she is above the scrutiny of the courts.

This belief has driven her insistence that President Cyril Ramaphosa take action against the minister, despite him legally challenging the findings the public protector has made against him. Advocate Michelle le Roux said it was crucial that Ramaphosa be granted a stay of the implementation of the action he was ordered to take against Gordhan pending the outcome of his legal challenge to the public protector’s report on the early retirement granted to former Sars commissioner Ivan Pillay.

“The president and Gordhan can then be spared the impact of what could be a wrong decision,” Le Roux argued.

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