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.
The Legal Resources Centre and the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
invite you to attend a celebration of
Africa Human Rights Day
on Wednesday, 21 October 2009 at 13:00
Dean King Hall
St George’s Cathedral
5 Wale Street
Prof Michelo Hansungule
Commissioner of the International Commission of Jurists
Eminent expert on African human rights
‘South Africa’s role in the African regional human rights system: achievements and outstanding commitments’
followed by a panel discussion.
RSVP please by Monday, 19 October 2009 to Wilmien Wicomb at
tel: (021) 481 3000
fax: (021) 423 0935BACK TO TOP