Monday, 12 August 2019 10:36

 

President Cyril Ramaphosa has been granted an interdict to suspend remedial action related to a report on his ANC election funding.

The application was not opposed by the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

The public protector has since released the report, which found that the president "deliberately misled parliament“ when he was confronted on a donation made to his son Andile of R500,000 from Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson.

Last week, the president faced off against Mkhwebane over a separate report from the office of the public protector, which found Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan had irregularly approved former Sars deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay’s early retirement.

The High Court in Pretoria ruled in Ramaphosa's favour, with Judge Lettie Molopa-Sethosa finding that he had behaved in a “rational and reasonable” way when he wrote to Mkhwebane saying he would not implement remedial action against Gordhan until the outcome of his review process against the report had been concluded.