Ramaphosa wins against ‘mind-boggling’ Mkhwebane, with costs granted against her and EFF

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The High Court in Pretoria on Thursday on Thursday granted President Cyril Ramaphosa an interdict against having to implement remedial actions against Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan contained in a report against him by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

Ramaphosa will now only have to take action against Gordhan within 30 days after Gordhan’s review application has been finalised.The judge also ruled against the EFF and the public protector on costs.

EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said immediately after the judgment that his party would take the ruling on appeal. He claimed the judge had struggled to read her own judgment, and added that the judge had not extrapolated on the circumstances that would allow the public protector’s binding recommendations to be suspended.

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