President Jacob Zuma has been granted leave to appeal the court order that compelled him to provide records and reasons for dismissing former finance minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas.  The ruling was delivered by Judge Bashier Vally in the High Court in Pretoria on Friday. Vally also presided over the initial application by the DA and ruled that it was in the public’s interest that the President should provide the reasons.  The records were also to be used in the DA’s main application in another court application seeking a review of Zuma’s Cabinet reshuffle in March.  Vally said in his ruling that even though prospects of Zuma’s appeal succeeding in another court were improbable, he had taken into cognisance the important fact of great public interest in the matter.  “I have come to the conclusion that there is no reasonable prospect that another court would come to a different conclusion. However, it is a notorious fact that the public interest in this case post...

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