Mkhwebane and EFF go to Constitutional Court over Pravin Gordhan

Mkhwebane and EFF go to Constitutional Court over Pravin Gordhan

- The Public Protector and the EFF will be going to ConCourt over Pravin Gordhan

- They are taking on Judge Sulet Potterill's ruling, which suspended the remedial action against Gordhan

- Mkhwebane says she wants the Court to provide "guidance" as to the basis for such a suspension

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Busisiwe Mkhwebane and the EFF have approached the Constitutional Court. 

They are looking to appeal the interim interdict against the remedial action recommended by the Public Protector over the so-called SARS 'rogue unit.

They filed the court papers on Tuesday.

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Mkhwebane and Malema want the Constitutional Court to overturn Judge Sulet Potterill's ruling, which suspended the remedial action, according to the Mail & Guardian. They have insisted that Cyril Ramaphosa must implement the remedial action. 

It appears that Malema has followed through on his promise that he would take the matter to the Constitutional Court if necessary, The Citizen has reported. 

Notably, Mkhwebane and Malema are taking their appeal directly to the Constitutional Court rather than than to the High Court or the Supreme Court of Appeal, Briefly.co.za has gathered.

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Mkhwebane says this was necessary as only the Constitutional Court can provide "invaluable guidance" as to the basis for suspending the action.

In court documents, Mkhwebane compared the remedial action to David's sling. She says that suspension of remedial action impairs the Public Protector's ability to hold government to account - or, as she put it, to take on "the most powerful and very well-resourced Goliath".

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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