Gordhan wins legal battle against 'vague, nonsensical' Mkhwebane

Gordhan wins legal battle against 'vague, nonsensical' Mkhwebane

The Gauteng High Court has suspended Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's recommendations against Pravin Gordhan, for now at least. This comes after the Public Enterprises applied for an urgent interdict to suspend remedial action against him.

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The High Court has ruled in Pravin Gordhan's favour, for now at least, aproving his application to suspend Busisiwe Mkhwebane's remidial action against him.

Briefly.co.za reported that the Public Protector has sought to have the minister punished for his involvement in the SARS 'rogue unit'.

Judge Sulet Potterill handed down the ruling today after Gordhan's legal team had revealed that the minister had not been consulted by Mkhwebane before the report's release, and had not been given an opportunity to give his side of the story.

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Gordhan will now seek a full judicial review of Mkhwebane's findings against him and only time will tell if this will work in his favour.

This ruling comes just days after the Constitutional Court had ordered the Public Protector to pay an estimated R900 000 in costs after her botched ABSA/Bankorp report, News24 reports.

The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has ruled that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's remedial action against Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan be suspended.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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