M&G wins SCA ruling over Khampepe Report

The Khampepe Report related to alleged vote-rigging in Zimbabwe’s 2002 elections.

FILE: The Khampepe Report related to alleged vote-rigging in Zimbabwe’s 2002 elections. Picture: RSC Inc.

JOHANNESBURG - The Mail & Guardian publication has won a Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) ruling ordering the Presidency to hand over the Khampepe report into Zimbabwe's 2002 elections.

In 2002, Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke and now Constitutional Court Judge Sisi Khampepe were asked to compile a report on those polls for former President Thabo Mbeki.

It's been claimed that there was vote-rigging in those elections.

The SCA had earlier ruled that the documents must be handed over, but the Constitutional Court said the litigation process had to start again, as the judges concerned had to have a judicial peak at the documents.

The newspaper's attorney Dario Milo says they're hoping to now finally see these documents.

"It's been six years in the litigation and prior requests. Of course the Presidency can apply for leave to appeal to the Constitutional Court and they might - they certainly did that in the first round of litigation."