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Supreme Court judgment: game changer for status of Public Protector, say experts

The Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal against part of a high court judgment that SABC Chief Operating Officer, Hlaudi Motsoeneng be suspended pending a disciplinary inquiry against him.

"The law is not what you decide it is" - Cathy Powell

Senior Lecturer in Public Law at the University of Cape Town, Cathy Powell spoke to 702's John Robbie about what this ruling means for future findings and recommendations of the Public Protector’s office.

Listen to the conversation below:

Status of Public Protector as the 'guardian of guardians'

Executive Secretary at the Council for the Advancement of the Constitution, Lawson Naidoo says the judgment to dismiss the appeal could be a defining moment for the Public Protector's office.

It is an important ruling and a marker on the way to the Constitutional court in the Nkandla matter as well. The judgment offers a perspective on the powers of the Public Protector.

Lawson Naidoo, Executive Secretary at the Council for the Advancement of the Constitution

Listen to the full conversation (with John Webb standing in) on CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

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