Johannesburg - Public Protector advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane has galvanised top lawyers to help fight court challenges lodged against her by President Cyril Ramaphosa and Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan over her remedial actions against them.
It is understood that advocate Dali Mpofu will be the first to meet Mkhwebane on Monday morning to discuss and prepare papers to challenge Ramaphosa’s failure to act against Gordhan for his role in awarding an early pension payout to former South African Revenue Service (SARS) deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay in August 2010.
Last month, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria granted Ramaphosa an interdict to stay the remedial action pending the review application.
In his application, Ramaphosa argued that he could not take action against Gordhan as the minister had also filed papers in the high court challenging Mkhwebane’s remedial action.
Now, Mkhwebane and Mpofu are expected to file papers to oppose the review application.