Ramaphosa tells Mkhwebane he will see her in court

President Cyril Ramaphosa has rejected an ultimatum by Busisiwe Mkhwebane to reverse her suspension as public protector and signalled that he would oppose any attempt to overturn it in court.

“The decision stands and remains valid and binding,” he said in a letter sent in reply to hers giving him until late Tuesday afternoon to lift the suspension or face legal challenge.

Ramaphosa acknowledged the threat to take him to court but stressed that he had already been vindicated regarding his right to suspend her, when the Western Cape high court dismissed her application for an interdict barring him from doing so.

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