PRETORIA - Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane will appeal a high court ruling ordering her to personally pay 7.5% of the litigation costs for both the DA and the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (Casac), her spokesperson Oupa Segalwe said on Thursday.
The High Court in Pretoria also ordered that Mkhwebane's office must pay 85% of the costs of the DA and Casac on an attorney and client scale.
The ruling stems from the DA and Casac successfully approaching the court over her report on the Estina Dairy Farm project.
Segalwe said Mkhwebane will challenge Thursday's ruling as well as the setting aside of her report on the Gupta-linked project.
"She did indicate that she disagreed fundamentally with the judgement, she will be taking that plus this latest development on appeal."