Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. AFP/Phill Magakoe
JOHANNESBURG - Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has lost yet another case in the High Court in Pretoria.
This time it was over the approval of Ivan Pillay's early retirement by then Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.
Gordhan asked the court to set aside Mkhwebane's remedial action which ordered President Cyril Ramaphosa to take disciplinary action against him.
Gordhan also asked that Mkhwebane be ordered to pay costs on a punitive scale in her personal capacity.
In her 2010 report, Mkhwebane found out that Gordhan had irregularly approved Pillay's pension.
This report, including its remedial actions, has now been set aside.
The cost order was dismissed.