Battle not yet won as Pravin Gordhan challenges Mkhwebane's report

Battle not yet won as Pravin Gordhan challenges Mkhwebane's report

- Busisiwe Mkhwebane has said that she will appeal the judgement handed down by the High Court in Pretoria on Monday

- The court had ruled that the remedial action recommended by Mkhwebane against Gordhan should be suspended pending a judicial review

- Mkhwebane was critical of the ruling, saying that Judge Sulet Potterrill had overreached in her judgement

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Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has said that she will appeal the ruling handed down by the North Gauteng High Court on Monday.

In a new statement, Mkhwebane claims that Judge Sulet Potterill "went beyond her scope" in her judgement as she touched on the merits of Pravin Gordhan's review application.

The Public Protector argued that Potterill made pronouncements on matters that were not before her.

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Mkhwebane's comments came in response to Potterill ruling that the remedial action against Gordhan should be suspended, pending a judicial review. 

This comes as Gordhan has said that he will be continuing with his application to have Mkhwebane's report against him taken on judicial review, has gathered. This was confirmed by a spokesperson for the Public Enterprises Minister, who said, "We are waiting on a court date."

Gordhan hopes to challenge the report on technical grounds, according to IOL.

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While it appears that Gordhan's legal battles are far from over - especially with the EFF saying they will take the matter to the Constitutional Court - Monday's ruling dealt a serious blow to Mkhwebane. 

For example, Judge Potterill said that Mkhwebane had not been able to prove that the so-called SARS 'rogue unit' was, in fact, a spying operation. Potterill also criticised the remedial action reocommended by Mkhwebane, calling it "nonsensical".

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