Mkhwebane 'disappointed' over latest legal loss related to Estina report

The Public Protector has been dealt another legal and financial blow as the high court has ruled she must pick up a portion of the costs related to an appeal against her Estina Dairy Farm report.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (Casac) applied to the court to have the report reviewed and set aside.

While the office of the Public Protector is liable for 85% of the legal costs, Mhkwebane is personally liable for 7.5%.

She'll have to cough up out of her own pocket...

Barry Bateman, Reporter - EWN

The ruling comes less than a month after the Constitutional Court upheld a personal costs order against Mkhwebane in respect of her 'flawed' Absa/Bankorp bailout investigation.

We're now well over R1 -million rand I'm sure that the PP is liable for.

Barry Bateman, Reporter - EWN

The judge finding she didn't live up to her obligations, leads us to question, does she understand her mandate as Public Protector?

Barry Bateman, Reporter - EWN

Speaking to Clement Manyatela on the XG Show, spokesperson Oupa Segwale said the Public Protector was 'disappointed' by Thursday's ruling.

In her view, the court should have proven that she acted fraudulently and that she acted recklessly and that there was gross dishonesty on her part and these are the standards that ought to be met.

Oupa Segwale, Spokesperson - Office of the Public Protector

Listen below:

Meanwhile, a group calling itself Concerned South Africans' is planning a march to the Public Protector's offices where they promise not to leave until 'she leaves office'.

Instead of her focussing on the things that benefit society, she's busy entertaining the political factions.

Hangwi Maumele, Concerned South Africans'

We want the Public Protector to be recalled or removed.

Hangwi Maumele, Concerned South Africans'

Listen to the full interview below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Mkhwebane 'disappointed' over latest legal loss related to Estina report


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
'Mathematics syllabus is enormous to be covered within a year,' says expert

'Mathematics syllabus is enormous to be covered within a year,' says expert

Wits University mathematics lecturer Dr Jacques du Plessis says teachers are racing against time in the classroom.

Home Affairs gazettes new tougher laws for refugees and and asylum seekers

Home Affairs gazettes new tougher laws for refugees and and asylum seekers

Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says those who commit fraud face expulsion for destroying the sovereignty of the country.

Former Reserve Bank deputy governor Daniel Mminele appointed Absa CEO

Former Reserve Bank deputy governor Daniel Mminele appointed Absa CEO

Absa head of corporate communications Songezo Zibi says Mminele has pedigree both in terms of policy and commercial banking.

Eskom says system still constrained but load shedding unlikely for the week

Eskom says system still constrained but load shedding unlikely for the week

Spokesperson Dikatso Mothae confirms that CEO André de Ruyter has officially started work at the power utility.

Public Protector files record of evidence she used for Ramaphosa investigation

Public Protector files record of evidence she used for Ramaphosa investigation

The documents include bank statements and correspondence she relied on to conclude that the president had misled Parliament.

 CR17 funding revelation 'could cast aspersions' on Ramaphosa's leadership

CR17 funding revelation 'could cast aspersions' on Ramaphosa's leadership

Tiso Blackstar specialist reporter Karyn Maughan takes a look at the latest battle between the president and Public Protector.

Popular articles
[VIDEO] Family saved from being hit by speeding SUV goes viral

[VIDEO] Family saved from being hit by speeding SUV goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.