Public Protector South Africa notes the Eastern Cape High Court Judgement

The Public Protector South Africa (PPSA) has noted the judgment by the Eastern Cape High Court in the matter between the institution, Eastern Cape Premier Mr. Oscar Mabuyane, Member of Executive Council (MEC) Mr. Babalo Madikizela and the Mbizana Local Municipality.


The PPSA naturally is disappointed with the outcome, which has resulted in its report being set aside but cannot on legal grounds, fault the ruling of Judge Eksteen, which is a detailed explanation of the issues ventilated, and the grounds relied upon by the Court, in finding in favour of the Applicants in this matter.


The prospects of success in challenging the judgment on appeal, appear to be slim and in order to avoid expending already limited financial resources on further litigation in this matter, the PPSA wishes to confirm that it will not be appealing the judgment, and as a constitutional body, abides by and respects the decision of the Court.

Published Date: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2023