Ramaphosa wants ConCourt to hear appeal against Gordhan ruling


- fin24.com | 3 months ago

Although Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane withdrew her application to the Constitutional Court to appeal the judgment against her by Judge Sulet Potterill regarding remedial action against Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on the court to hear it anyway.

 Mkhwebane withdrew her application at the end of August. Potterill had labelled her orders "vague, contradictory and/or nonsensical".

In an opposing affidavit filed to the apex court on Tuesday, Ramaphosa said that while he believed the Public Protector's appeal had had no reasonable prospects of success and fell outside of the Constitutional Court's jurisdiction, he also believed the issue at hand raised important Constitutional questions that were in the country's interest.

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