- Mar 26, 2010
More at:Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane wants a judgment rescinded because she claims her lawyer was not acting on her instructions when he withdrew opposition in the matter.
But Advocate William Mokhari said Mkhwebane does not know the basics of the legal system and he acted to avoid a personal cost order on her behalf.
Mkhwebane has approached the High Court in Pretoria to have a judgment in June that concluded that the Public Protector's report on witness protection matters involving two KwaZulu-Natal whistleblowers should be declared invalid and be set aside.
She has told the court that when Mokhari withdrew her opposition in the matter, he was not following her orders.
Mkhwebane said in her papers:
At the time of withdrawing my opposition, although a representative of my office was present and my attorneys were also present, I was not consulted by either representative, my attorney as well as counsel on the decision to withdraw my opposition.
Cele launched a judicial review of a report by the Public Protector that found that he, along with the South African Police Service (SAPS), failed to provide protection to whistleblowers on corruption and police killings in KwaZulu-Natal.
Advocate William Mokhari claims Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane does not know the basics of the legal system because she asked for a judgment to be rescinded.