The Gupta-linked Oakbay says underprivileged university students in SA will be the beneficiaries of legal costs due to be paid to it by the Treasury, after a case brought by former finance minister Pravin Gordhan was dismissed on Friday. The company said: "We have said all along that this application by the former finance minister was a waste of valuable court time‚ especially as it was brought at the taxpayers’ expense. We have faith in SA’s judiciary and are grateful for the independence it has exhibited today…. "In particular‚ we note the court’s comment that ‘it is not appropriate for a member of the national executive to draw the judiciary into the exercise of his executive functions as evinced in this application’. "The full costs awarded to us will be used for a new project we are developing concerning the funding of underprivileged university students in SA. "We reiterate — yet again — that we welcome a judicial commission of inquiry following the former public protector’s r...

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