Pretoria - The public protector's legal representative said in the North Gauteng High Court on Wednesday that the Democratic Alliance's (DA's) application to set aside the report of Busisiwe Mkhwebane on the Vrede Dairy Farm project, was politically motivated.
Advocate Vuyani Ngalwana, made his submissions on Wednesday after the DA and the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution told the court on Tuesday why the report should be declared unconstitutional and set aside.
Ngalwana said that the application was not about Mkhwebane's fitness to hold office.
"The intention of the DA is to have this court act as the DA’s conduit. They want the court to step into the shoes of the public protector, clothe themselves in the clothes of the public protector and perform the functions of the public protector," he said.
Responding to a question from Judge Ronel Tolmay about whether he wanted to have the application dismissed if it was politically motivated, Ngalwana answered: "Yes."