Ramaphosa-Mkhwebane case to be heard on Thursday

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- businesslive.co.za | 3 weeks ago

Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has not let her latest court defeat against public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan deter her from demanding that President Cyril Ramaphosa take disciplinary action against him — or face accusations that he violated the constitution by failing to do so.

Mkhwebane is persisting with her opposition to Ramaphosa’s application to stay the implementation of her remedial action against Gordhan, in relation to his authorisation of early retirement for former SA Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Ivan Pillay. Following a meeting between lawyers for Ramaphosa and Mkhwebane on Tuesday morning, it was agreed that the case, which was set for hearing later on Tuesday, will be heard on Thursday.

On Monday, the high court in Pretoria ruled that Ramaphosa could not be criticised for failing to take action against Gordhan over the Sars rogue unit findings made against him by Mkhwebane, while the minister was seeking a review of that report.

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