Fair and Equitable Society has observed a worrying trend of the
Judiciary ruling on costs against the Public Protector in her personal
capacity. This punitive approach is not corrective and has the potential to
instil fear in the office of the public protector to investigate and issue
reports and findings.
It is possible that the judiciary is aspiring for a politically
stable South Africa and might have identified the person in the office of the
Public Protector as the current source of political instability in the country.
Even so, the office of the Public Protector must be protected by the courts.