“We threw that case out.”
Mlambo also referred to a case brought by the Helen Suzman Foundation and Freedom Under Law to force former president Jacob Zuma to suspend then public prosecutions head Shaun Abrahams and establish an inquiry into his fitness to hold office.
The court struck that application off the roll in November 2016 for lack of urgency.
“It is incorrect to generalise that everything that was brought by the former administration went against them. It is not my function as a judge to keep a tally [that] this administration has won five, so they must start losing, or this administration has won four, they must start losing, we don’t do that.
“We approach cases on the facts as they come to us,” Mlambo said.
The court’s application of the law led it to the outcome reached in those matters, he said.
“It is unfortunate that people are saying I was unfair and against the former state president and I am in favour of the current state president. I deny it. It is not like that. It is not how I operate. I value my independence and impartiality and open-mindedness.”
The interview continues.