Corruption Watch to intervene in Hlaudi Motsoeneng's appeal

Corruption Watch says clarity needs to be provided on the power the Public Protector holds.

Corruption Watch says clarity needs to be provided on the power the Public Protector holds. Picture: Corruption Watch.

CAPE TOWN - Corruption Watch has been granted permission to intervene in a Supreme Court of Appeal case, which is expected to provide clarity on the powers of the Public Protector.

The civil society organisation has been allowed to make submissions as 'amicus curiae' or 'friend of the court' in SABC operations chief Hlaudi Motsoeneng's appeal against a Western Cape High Court ruling.

The Democratic Alliance initiated the case when the SABC failed to take action against Motsoeneng, despite the Public Protector's damning findings against him.

Corruption Watch Executive Director David Lewis said, "We're very concerned for obvious reasons at the contempt in which the Public Protector is being held by members of the executive, by members of legislature, and we think that the question of her power needs to be resolved."

The matter will be heard next month.