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Pravin v Busisiwe: big legal hitters slug it out in court

24 July 2019 - 07:00 By ERNEST MABUZA

Madiba Street in front of the North Gauteng High Court in the Pretoria CBD has been temporarily closed for traffic due to dozens of protesters singing and chanting in front of the court. The two groups are protesting in support of public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane as the court is hearing an urgent application by public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan, who's challenging the implementation of Mkhwebane's remedial actions against him.

The standoff between Pravin Gordhan and Busisiwe Mkhwebane played out in court on Tuesday when top legal minds argued over whether her suggestion that he be disciplined should be suspended.

The Economic Freedoms Fighters were there too, and they came out swinging for the public protector as Gordhan tried to block her remedial actions against him.

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