JOHANNESBURG - Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane will hear on Monday whether the high court order that she should be held personally liable for the costs of the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) on a punitive scale stands.
The Constitutional Court will rule on the matter after earlier appeals by Mkhwebane in lower courts failed.
In February 2018, the Gauteng North High Court ordered Mkhwebane, to pay 85 % in her official capacity, and 15% in her personal capacity, of the costs of the Sarb on an attorney and client scale, including the cost of three counsel.
The court also set aside and reviewed the remedial action put forward in Mkhwebane's report, "Alleged Failure to Recover Misappropriated Funds".
This is after the Sarb, finance minister, National Treasury, and Absa, respectively, instituted review proceedings, challenging Mkhwebane's report and requesting the court to review and set aside certain paragraphs of the report dealing with remedial action.