DA MP Glynnis Breytenbach has turned to the Supreme Court of Appeal in a bid to prove she was justified in saying public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane was a spy.

Breytenbach says she is “very confident” she will be able to prove her spy allegations against Mkhwebane, who launched a defamation suit against Breytenbach in 2017. This came after Breytenbach and fellow DA MP Werner Horn suggested at a press conference in September 2016 that the public protector was a spy appointed to perpetuate state capture during former president Jacob Zuma’s term.

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