It is a hugely important week for SA’s beleaguered public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, as parliament will know this week whether there is a prima facie case of misconduct or incompetence against her. 

In 2020, DA chief whip Natasha Mazzone requested that parliament launch an inquiry into Mkhwebane’s fitness for the job after a series of devastating court judgments criticised her competence and good faith. In one case, for which she now faces perjury charges, Mkhwebane was found to have lied under oath...

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