The Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution and the Democratic Alliance approached the High Court to have the Public Protector’s Report on the Estina Dairy Project set aside with a request that costs be paid by the Public Protector in her personal capacity. Judge Tolmay has issued the following order:
The Judgment states that her decision to limit the scope of her investigation so dramatically was irrational as this side stepped all the crucial aspects regarding the complaints and led to a failure on her part to execute her constitutional duty. It further states that the steps taken by the Public Protector seem wholly inadequate considering the magnitude importance of the claims raised.
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