Johannesburg - The EFF is arguing that the focus of the battle between the party, Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane and Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan should not be about the personalities involved.
Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, for the EFF, told the Constitutional Court on Thursday that in dealing with the matter, the justices should forget about Mkhwebane and Gordhan and focus on the principle of law.
Ngcukaitobi said it was not constitutionally appropriate to focus on the individual but the institution of the office of the Public Protector.
He said the matter should lay the foundation for a judicial mechanism that is sensitive to the primary functioning of the Public Protector.
According to Ngcukaitobi, the executive - of which Gordhan is a member - is trying to prevent Mkhwebane from implementing her remedial action and warned that this would adversely affect the effectiveness and accessibility of the Public Protector.