Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane seemingly altered crucial remedial action in the provisional report on the Vrede dairy farm by predecessor Thuli Madonsela before she released the final report, which has widely been described as a whitewash. This is revealed in a supplementary affidavit filed by the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (Casac) in the High Court in Pretoria, where Casac has filed its application to review and set aside the report. The report was released in February and has been taken on review by Casac and the DA. Casac filed an amended notice of motion last week, after it received the record of decision making, in which it emerged that there was a provisional report and that the remedial action which directly implicated officials was altered. "In the absence of any explanation from the public protector, Casac submits that the only possible inference, which the court should not hesitate to draw, is that she deliberately curtailed the repo...

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