Ramaphosa is acting as Gordhan's proxy: Dali Mpofu

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- city-press.news24.com | 3 months ago

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision not to take action against Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan – as recommended by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane in her remedial action in the former revenue service official Ivan Pillay report – is “causing a bloodbath to the country’s democracy.

”This was the argument presented by Advocate Dali Mpofu while representing Mkhwebane in the president’s review application at the Pretoria High Court on Thursday. He said that Ramaphosa’s delay in taking action against Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan over Pillay’s early retirement would lead to the office of the Public Protector being “killed and blunted” as its effectiveness would be put into question.

Ramaphosa’s delay came as a result of Gordhan’s pending legal challenge to the findings made against him over the Pillay retirement.

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