Zille court application against Public Protector dismissed

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane found that Premier Helen Zille exposed herself to the risk of conflict of interest between her official responsibilities and private interests. Courtesy #DStv403

CAPE TOWN - Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is welcoming the court's decision to dismiss Helen Zille's application to have her report set aside.

Mkhwebane found Zille's tweets praising colonialism were a violation of the ethics code.

Zille wanted that report set aside.

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The North Gauteng High Court dismissed the application with costs.

The Public Protector was acting in response to a complaint by Khaya Magaxa of the Western Cape Provincial Legislature.

The ANC in the Western Cape says its also pleased with the ruling.