Embattled public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, who is facing a parliamentary impeachment inquiry, has launched a legal attack on National Assembly speaker Thandi Modise, accusing her of bias and demanding that she personally pay legal costs in court battles to halt the process.

On Friday a full bench of the high court in Cape Town effectively vindicated Modise’s stance by dismissing with costs Mkhwebane’s urgent bid to halt the impeachment inquiry initiated through a parliamentary motion launched by DA chief whip Natasha Mazzone...

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