The war between the SA Communist Party (SACP) and public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has escalated, with the communist party saying she has become a “hired gun” of the “fightback agenda” against President Cyril Ramaphosa’s administration.

Solly Mapaila, first deputy general secretary of the SACP, said the Chapter 9 institution must not be factionalised, and noted that recent judgments against Mkhwebane are proof she is not doing her job properly.

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