Embattled Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane will be fighting another personal cost order in which she would have to answer to claims that she acted in bad faith in how she dealt with the controversial Vrede dairy farm report. The Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution  has asked the High Court in Pretoria to award punitive costs against her in her personal capacity, as they believed there was substantial and compelling evidence of bad faith in her conduct. Mkhwebane has already been ordered to pay a part of the legal costs incurred in another review application of the Absa/Ciex report in the same court earlier this year. She was appealing the costs order directly to the Constitutional Court, her spokesman Oupa Segalwe said, as she believed the decision impacted directly, among others, on her constitutional powers to be independent Segalwe said she would be opposing the personal costs order in both the review applications by Casac and the DA, and that she wou...

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