Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s lawyers say that President Cyril Ramaphosa’s court challenge to her explosive report on his ANC election campaign financing is nothing more than an attempt to avoid accountability.

They also denied any suggestion that the protector sought to usurp the powers of parliament and the National Prosecuting Authority by demanding they investigate that funding.

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, ProfileData financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Times Select.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now