Court throws out Busisiwe Mkhwebane impeachment application

Court throws out Busisiwe Mkhwebane impeachment application

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's court bid to halt a parliamentary impeachment inquiry into her fitness to hold office has been dismissed. 

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Mkhwebane's application also sought to block President Cyril Ramaphosa from suspending her. 

Judgement was handed down on Friday morning in the Western Cape Court. 

READ: Ramaphosa suspends Mkhwebane with immediate effect

Judge Nathan Erasmus has ruled Mkhwebane will be liable for the costs of the fifth respondent. 

"Paragraph 4 of the order is that Advocate Mkhwebane in her personal capacity shall be liable for the costs of and incidental of this application on a party and party scale, including the costs of two councils employed as taxed or agreed from 7 May 2022 and thereafter that is the order of the court." 

Ramaphosa on Thursday suspended Mkhwebane pending the finalisation of the National Assembly process.  

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She recently made submissions on why she should not be suspended. 

Her office announced this week it would be probing the theft of foreign currency from Ramaphosa's private farm in Limpopo.


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