High Court to hand down judgment in Public Protector case

File: Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

File: Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Gallo/Thapelo Morebudi

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape High Court is expected to hand down judgment in the first of a two-part application by the Public Protector on Friday.

Busisiwe Mkhwebane is seeking to interdict Parliament from investigating her over her fitness to hold office.

READ: Mkhwebane: Parliamentary process will cause me harm

She says the rules governing the process are unconstitutional and that there is a vendetta against her.

But Parliament says it has a constitutional mandate to exercise accountability over Chapter 9 institutions.

Speaker of the National Assembly Thandi Modise said the parliamentary process would continue in the absence of judgment directing it otherwise.


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