Eastern Cape public works MEC Babalo Madikizela has launched a court application to set aside the public protector’s  report implicating him and provincial premier Oscar Mabuyane in the misuse of funds meant for the memorial service of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.            

He wants the court to hear his urgent application on Tuesday, days before the November 1 municipal elections, in an effort to shield his political career from “irreparable harm” ahead of the polls. ..

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