Public protector receives yet another smackdown
Court sets aside the report on Gupta-linked Vrede dairy farm released by Busisiwe Mkhwebane in 2018
Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has received another judicial smackdown, with the high court in Pretoria finding that she either blatantly disregarded her constitutional duties or merely had a “concerning lack of understanding” of them during her investigation into the Gupta-linked Vrede dairy farm matter.
The court reviewed and set aside the report on the dairy farm released by Mkhwebane in 2018, describing it as “unlawful, unconstitutional and invalid”.
This follows separate applications brought by the DA and the Council for the Advancement of the SA Constitution (Casac) after her report was described as a whitewash.
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