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No basis for corruption case against me, says Zuma

It was a case of déjà vu on Friday morning when former president Jacob Zuma addressed crowds of his supporters outside the Durban High Court, following his brief appearance in relation to corruption charges reinstated against him by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) earlier this year. The case against him, he said, should be dropped Read more >

It is the age of unreason, it is the age of impunity

By Judith February Last week, Advocate Nomgcobo Jiba, deputy national director of Public Prosecutions, head of the Special Commercial Crimes Unit Advocate Lawrence Mrwebi and Hawks head Mthandazo Berning Ntlemeza appeared before Parliament’s Public Accounts committee. As they spoke about the state’s capacity to fight corruption, their words were lost in a haze, for the Read more >

SCA throws out Motsoeneng case

SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng has lost yet another bid to appeal against a 2015 Western Cape High Court ruling that found his permanent appointment as COO by the public broadcaster was irrational and should be set aside. The judgment, handed down by the Supreme Court in September 2016, was attached to part B of a Read more >

Motsoeneng’s options are running out

The SABC’s Hlaudi Motsoeneng has lost his bid to appeal against a 2015 Western Cape high court ruling that found his permanent appointment as chief operating officer by the public broadcaster was irrational and should be set aside. The DA had approached the court in a bid to force the SABC to dismiss Motsoeneng following Read more >

Muthambi goes all out for Motsoeneng

Our zero this week is the minister of communications, Faith Muthambi. She is planning to waste more taxpayers’ money in an appeal against the High Court ruling of last week, which found that the appointment of SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng – made by Muthambi – is unlawful and irrational. Muthambi and Motsoeneng have courted controversy Read more >

Muthambi appeal shows contempt

By Bekezela Phakathi There is no rational explanation why Communications Minister Faith Muthambi and South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) executives are intent on defending chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng at all costs, other than contempt for the public protector. The ink had hardly dried on the ruling by the High Court in Cape Town setting Read more >

SCA clarifies the legal effect of PP findings

By Pierre De Vos First published on Constitutionally Speaking It is not easy to engage in a clear-eyed and unemotional discussion of any court judgment that deals with the legal status of the findings and remedial action issued by the office of the public protector. It may therefore be of some value to try and Read more >

CW makes submission in court for SABC case

On Friday Corruption Watch delivered submissions to a full bench of judges at the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein in the appeal of SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng. An earlier High Court judgment found that he should be suspended and disciplinary action taken against him. The organisation is hoping its submissions will help to once Read more >