South Africa: Another Loss for Mkhwebane as Court Rules in Favour of Ramaphosa

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Cape Town — The North Gauteng High Court has ruled that Cyril Ramaphosa complied with the remedial action of Public Protector Busiswe Mkhwebane's report regarding former Revenue Service deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay's pension pay out.

Judge Letty Molopa-Sethosa, who delivered the ruling, also ordered that the Economic Freedom Fighters and Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane pay President Cyril Ramaphosa's legal costs, IOL reports. Advocate Dali Mpofu, who represented Mkhwebane, told the court that President Ramaphosa was being used as a proxy for Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan in applying to stay the disciplinary action recommended by Mkhwebane.

While delivering her judgment, Judge Molopa-Sethosa noted that Ramaphosa's decision to wait for Gordhan's review application before taking disciplinary action against Minister Gordhan was rational.

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