Ramaphosa wins battle against Mkhwebane over Gordhan disciplinary action
The judge said it was ‘mind boggling’ that the public protector had not agreed to an interdict staying the implementation of her remedial actions
President Cyril Ramaphosa has won his politically charged high court battle with public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane over her order that he take “appropriate disciplinary action” against public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan with regards to the early retirement he authorised for then deputy Sars commissioner Ivan Pillay.
The ruling is the latest in a series of court setbacks for the public protector, who is facing calls for parliament to remove her from office. ..