Peters’ court hearing against one-month suspension set for Friday

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Deputy Minister of Small Business, Dipuo Peters has filed an urgent application in the Western Cape High Court to stop Parliament from implementing her one-month suspension. Her urgent application will be heard on Friday.

Peter’s suspension will begin on the 30th of this month. She has been suspended for a month after the Ethics Committee found her guilty of breaching the Code of Ethics for members of Parliament when she was the Transport Minister.

Peters was found guilty of breaching the Code of Ethics for MPs for her failure to appoint a group CEO at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) after a recruitment process that ran into thousands of rands.

In addition, she was found to have breached the code for dismissing the board of this entity as well as requesting Prasa buses to be used for the African National Congress (ANC) celebrations on 8 January 2015, which were not paid for.

She wants the court to order Parliament to stop implementing the ruling pending judicial review of the whole decision.