Mkhwebane and Modise raise the stakes in a heated war
Meanwhile, the involvement of embattled Judge President Hlophe may throw a spanner in the works
The legal war between public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane and national assembly speaker Thandi Modise has been stepped up a notch. Both women are now seeking personal costs orders against each other in a heated legal battle over Mkhwebane’s possible impeachment.
Mkhwebane is seeking an urgent interdict to block any parliamentary inquiry into her fitness to hold office from going ahead, pending her major legal challenge to the rules that will govern that inquiry.
Now both the protector and the speaker of parliament want the court to hand down costs orders against each other in this matter...