15 May 2014
The security cluster Ministers have resolved to take the Public Protector’s report on the security upgrades installed in the private residence of the President (“the Nkandla report”) on judicial review by the High Court.
The grounds of the review will be fully canvassed in the review papers.
It is the Ministers’ view that the Public Protector’s report and the investigation she conducted trespass on the separation of powers doctrine and offend against section 198(d) of the Constitution which vests national security in Parliament and National Executive.
It is also the Ministers’ view that some of the findings and remedial action proposed by the Public Protector in her report are irrational, contradictory and are informed by material errors of law. The Ministers’ legal team has been instructed to prepare and file review papers in due course.
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