The public protector has confirmed that she has been “looking into” multiple complaints against controversial former ministers Bathabile Dlamini and Nomvula Mokonyane, but denies any suggestion that she has chosen not to prioritise these and other investigations for political reasons.

Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane is under fire from former finance minister Pravin Gordhan, who she has found to have improperly approved the early pension payout of former SA Revenue Services commissioner Ivan Pillay and in doing so, violated the constitution.

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