Article by: Natalie Müller
A Western Cape High Court has this morning dismissed suspended Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s latest attempt to interdict Parliament from proceeding with an impeachment inquiry.
The inquiry is set to look into her fitness to hold office as Public Protector.
This decision comes a day after President Cyril Ramaphosa released a statement declaring the suspension of the Public Protector from office, with immediate effect. The rescission application was also an attempt from Mkhwebane to prevent Ramaphosa from this forseen suspension.
The High Court has also ordered the suspended Public Protector to pay a portion of the legal costs in her personal capacity.
“strong signal needs to be sent, that ConCourt decisions need to be respected and can’t be circumvented by rescission applications” – Judge Erasmus.