Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s office says it will seek leave to appeal the ruling of the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.
The Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane says she will seek leave to appeal the ruling of the High Court in Pretoria that she should pay 7.5% of the costs in her personal capacity and her office 85% in the case which relates to her Vrede dairy farm report which was previously set aside as unconstitutional.
Former Justice Portfolio Committee Chairperson Doctor Mathole Motshekga says the incoming sixth Parliament may well consider rescucitating the inquiry into the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s fitness to hold office.
The Public Protector says it is considering legal options – including a possible approach to the ConCourt – following the Pretoria High Court’s decision to set aside Estina Dairy Farm Project report.
The Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC) says should it win today’s court case regarding the Vrede Dairy Farm report, it will ask that the Public Protector’s office be excluded from dealing with the matter.