It has been another bruising week for beleaguered public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, whose competence and suitability for her job was questionable even before the latest setback.

Very few were surprised by the Constitutional Court upholding an earlier  ruling by the high court that she had acted in bad faith in her investigation into the SA Reserve Bank’s apartheid-era Bankorp bailout, and that she must pay part of the legal costs out of her own pocket.

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