The main hall was barely half-full when Matt Hancock arrived on stage to give his conference speech and even emptier by the time he had finished. Under the circumstances, a kindness to everyone involved. Not least the health secretary himself. The past 24 hours have not been kind to Hancock. The Man-Boy has built his entire life on never taking a position he can’t later reverse. Often within weeks, if not days. But now he had finally made the potentially career-ending mistake of saying he believed Charlotte Edwardes to be an entirely reliable witness, without first considering the prime minister’s exemplary record with women.
Here are the papers submitted to the Constitutional Court in the two cases relating to the implementation of the Public Protector’s Nkandla Report.
DA case – Public Protector’s papers: DA 4th Resp Heads
DA case – Minister of Police’s Papers: DA 3rd Resp Heads
DA case – President Zuma’s papers: DA 2nd Resp Heads
DA case – Speaker’s papers: DA 1st Resp Heads
DA case – DA’s papers:DA App Heads
EFF case – Public Protector’s papers: EFF 3rd Resp Heads
EFF case – President Zuma’s papers: EFF 2nd Resp Heads
EFF case – Speaker’s papers: EFF 1st Resp Heads
EFF case – EFF’s papersEFF App HeadsBACK TO TOP