Thursday, 22 August 2019 12:51

 

 

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EFF leader Julius Malema has asked the Constitutional Court to give guidance about the recent interim interdict applications against public protector's remedial action.

Urgent guidance is needed from the Constitutional Court on the right way to handle urgent interim interdict applications against the public protector, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema have said in court papers.

This comes after Pravin Gordhan won an urgent interdict to suspend the remedial action ordered in the South African Revenue Service so-called 'rogue unit' report against him, and the minister is currently seeking a full judicial review.

In a speech made at a Women's Day event in the Northern Cape on August 9, Malema remarked that "education must be free of charge so a girl child can be educated and become a confident judge tomorrow so we get rid  incompetent judges who are threatened by politicians that appear before them".

He also said the current stock of judges was "traumatised old people".

However the Public Protector Busiswe Mkhwebane has also approached the ConCourt to review the High Court decision to suspend her remedial action against Pravin Gordhan over the ‘rogue unit’ saying this has created “unbearable conditions” for her office.

Mkhwebane believes that the High Court order was granted erroneously and is bad in law and that it will create unbearable conditions for the effective functioning of the Public Protector.
 
Mkhwebane argued that Gordhan violated the Constitution and the Executives Ethics Code by establishing the  'rogue unit' in 2007.