Tony Yengeni, a member of the African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee (NEC), has slammed Monday’s Constitutional Court ruling against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane as “unconstitutional.”
In a majority ruling, the Court dismissed Mkhwebane’s appeal against a high court personal cost order against her.
The matter related to her report on ABSA and the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), which the high court scathingly set aside in 2018.
In a tweet he posted on Tuesday morning, Yengeni suggested that the ruling will prevent Mkhwebane from acting without fear or favour.
The judgment of the Constitutional court against the People’s Protector is unconstitutional! The Constitution enjoins the Public Protector to act without fear, favour or prejudice. If she must pay for her own cost how then can she act without fear?ANC NEC member Tony Tengeni
In a series of other tweets, the outspoken ANC NEC member also wondered if the Constitutional Court is “acting against the people.”
Is it the Constitutional court against the people? Guess who will win ultimately?ANC NEC member Tony Yengeni
Yengeni also praised the minority ruling penned by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, calling it “the people’s judgement.”
The People’s Chief Justice minority judgment is the People’s judgment. It is more convincing than the so called majority judgment!ANC NEC member Tony Yengeni