It seems that public protector Busiswe Mkhwebane is suffering from delusions of grandeur. First she compares herself to struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and, second, to a judge of the high court.

The fact of the matter is that Mkhwebane is neither. She has been found to be seriously inadequate for her position as public protector, not least because her probity and knowledge of the law is deficient. Now she says the office of the president is “making threats to bankrupt” her.

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