Natasha Marrian Political editor: Business Day

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has been accused of lying to Parliament during her appearance before its justice committee on March 6. Mkhwebane appeared before the committee to explain her report on the investigation into Absa and Bankorp, now set aside by the high court. Business Day understands that Absa’s attorneys have written to the parliamentary committee, pointing out the inaccuracies in Mkhwebane’s submissions to it on March 6. Portfolio committee chairman Mathole Motshekga on Monday confirmed receiving the letter from Absa’s legal representatives. Motshekga told Business Day that Mkhwebane would be offered an opportunity to respond to it before the committee made any findings on the letter’s contents. The letter pointed out numerous instances in which she had misled Parliament over her report into Bankorp. "We note that it is not Absa Bank Limited but three judges of the High Court who found these statements are untrue," the letter from Absa’s legal representatives, We...

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