The battle to remove Gordhan and ultimately President Cyril Ramaphosa from office is in full swing, writes Adriaan Basson.
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The Constitutional Court, in a majority judgment on Monday, upheld the North Gauteng’s High Court order in February 2018 for Public Protector Busiswe Mkhwebane to be personally liable for 15% of the legal fees in the Absa/Bankorp case.
The apex court is set to rule on whether Public Protector Busiswe Mkhwebane should be held personally liable for a portion of the legal costs the SA Reserve Bank incurred to overturn the findings of her Absa/Bankorp report.
Court has dismissed Busisiwe Mkhwebane's application for leave to appeal a previous judgment that she personally pay 15% of the costs incurred by the SARB in the long-running Bankorp-CIEX matter.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has requested that a review of the Bankorp-CIEX report be postponed.
The timing of the release of the public protector's report on Absa bank raises questions about whether it is politically motivated.
The Constitutional Court has upheld the personal costs order against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, saying her entire Absa/Bankorp investigation was flawed.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane plans to approach the Supreme Court of Appeal after she was ordered to pay a portion of the costs SARB incurred in a court case related to the Bankorp-CIEX matter.
The SA Reserve Bank says it will oppose a bid by the Public Protector to delay the so-called CIEX case related to the Bankorp bailout.
The South African Reserve Bank has launched a fresh high court review against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane regarding the remedial action she recommended.
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