Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is, undoubtedly, under siege.

SA’s highest court has ruled that she acted in bad faith and with dishonesty in her investigation into the apartheid-era bailout granted by the Reserve Bank to Bankorp; she faces the prospect a career-ending court bid to have her struck from the roll of advocates; a record number of her reports are the subject of legal review; and the DA is fighting for a parliamentary inquiry into her fitness to hold office.

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