Public Protector takes another costly punch

- | 4 months ago

The Pretoria High Court has granted public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan’s urgent interdict to suspend the remedial action ordered by the Public Protector (PP), pending the final review of the PP’s report.

In addition, the PP and the office of the PP are interdicted from enforcing the remedial orders pending the final review. Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) are ordered to pay, jointly and severally, the costs of Gordhan and fellow respondents former South African Revenue Service (Sars) deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay, and former Sars commissioner Oupa Magashula.

Mkhwebane is thus personally responsible for one third of these costs.

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