Mabuyane wins interim interdict to stay Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s remedial action

The Bhisho High Court has granted Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane, and public works MEC Babalo Madikizela an interim interdict to stay Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's remedial action stemming from her investigation into R1,1m funds she said the two politicians had improperly benefited from Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's memorial.
The Bhisho High Court has granted Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane, and public works MEC Babalo Madikizela an interim interdict to stay Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's remedial action stemming from her investigation into R1,1m funds she said the two politicians had improperly benefited from Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's memorial.
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The Bhisho High Court has granted Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane, and public works MEC Babalo Madikizela an interim interdict to stay Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's remedial action stemming from her investigation into R1,1m funds she said the two politicians had improperly benefited from Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's memorial.

The interdict is effective and suspends the remidia action until the review application takes place.

Mkhwebane did not oppose their application for interim relief. The order was granted by agreement between their legal representatives on Tuesday.

Mabuyane and Madikizela had launched an urgent application to interdict the remedial action imposed by Mkhwebane.

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Mabuyane’s court action was two-pronged. In part A, he sought an interim order suspending the implementation of the remedial action taken by the public protector pending the finalisation of the relief sought in part B, in which he wants the public protector’s report reviewed and set aside.

This is a developing story.

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