Dali Mpofu, lawyer, public protection lawyer, Busisiwe Mkhwebanehas argued that stopping her during the prosecution was punished and damaged her reputation.
The case between Mkhwebane and the Speaker of the National Assembly, among others, is currently pending before the Supreme Court of the Western Cape.
This comes after Mkhwebane filed an urgent application to suspend the prosecution of her by the parliament, pending a decision on her appeal for annulment before the Constitutional Court.
Supreme Court to hear planned indictment against Mkhwebane:
The civil defense disputes the Concourt ruling handed down in February, which gave the green light to the indictment.
Parliament has decided to continue with the case, despite Mkhwebane’s appeal.
Mpofu says the prosecution procedure is already a punishment. “Punitive quality is a charge, is inherently punitive. What I am saying is within the penal code, we are dealing with another sanction which is suspension. The respondent can not argue because it is stopped with pay, it is not punishable.
Stopping Mkhwebane during indictment would be punishable by: Mpofu – SABC News
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