- Julius Malema has filed court papers with the ConCourt over recent interdicts granted against Busisiwe Mkhwebane
- Malema says these interdicts weaken the office of the Public Protector
- The EFF leader wants the ConCourt to provide "urgent guidance"
EFF leader Julius Malema has filed documents with the Constitutional Court, requesting that the recent High Court decision concerning remedial action against Pravin Gordhan be set aside.
The High Court had granted an interdict suspending the action.
Malema has called on the ConCourt to provide "urgent guidance" over the matter.
This comes after Malema had previously promised that he would take the issue to the Constitutional Court if necessary, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
Malema took issue with Judge Sulet Potterill's ruling which granted the interdict requested by Gordhan. Additionally, The Citizen has reported that he also criticised the earlier ruling which granted Cyril Ramaphosa a similar interdict against the remedial action recommended against him over his CR17 campaign and Busisiwe Mkhwebane's finding that the president had misled Parliament.
Malema claims that these rulings are undermining the powers of the Public Protector, according to fin24. Like Mkhwebane herself, he compared the Public Protector's ability to impose remedial action to David's sling. He says that interdicts such as the one granted by the High Court weaken the Public Protector's ability to hold government to account.
"Interim interdicts against the Public Protector cause even more harm to the separation of powers," Malema claims in the court papers.
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