In another devastating blow for public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, the Constitutional Court has dismissed her appeal against a high court judgment rejecting her report on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s statement to parliament about a donation made to his CR17 ANC presidential campaign.

The blow follows a succession of court findings against Mkhwebane, who is facing impeachment proceedings in parliament. Several court judgments have made adverse findings on her legal competence and independence, and the Constitutional Court’s judgment was equally scathing...

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