Regard must be had to the higher standard of conduct expected from public officials, and the number of falsehoods that have been put forward by the Public Protector in the course of the litigation. This conduct included the numerous “misstatements”, like misrepresenting, under oath, her reliance on evidence of economic experts in drawing up the report, failing to provide a complete record, ordered and indexed, so that the contents thereof could be determined, failing to disclose material meetings and then obfuscating the reasons for them and the reasons why they had not been previously disclosed, and generally failing to provide the court with a frank and candid account of her conduct in preparing the report. The punitive aspect of the costs order therefore stands.
Invitation for Public Submissions by Constitutional Review Committee
In terms of Section 45(1 )(c) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, the Constitutional Review Committee must review the Constitution annually. Members of the public are therefore invited to make written submissions to the Committee on specific sections of the Constitution that they feel need to be reviewed.
Comments can be emailed to Committee Secretary Ms Pat Jayiya at firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than 28 May 2010.
Enquiries tel Ms Pat Jayiya: 021 403-3661 / cell: 083 709 8453.
Issued by: Adv SP Holomisa, MP and Mr BA Mnguni, Mp, Co-chairpersons: Constitutional Review Committee.BACK TO TOP