Busisiwe Mkhwebane under pressure
In a ruling that may have far-reaching implications, SA’s highest court has found Busisiwe Mkhwebane wanting in her report on the Reserve Bank. It’s another blow for the under-fire public protector
On Monday SA’s highest court delivered the most damning, and potentially career-ending, ruling yet given against a public protector, describing Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s conduct in investigating and defending her disastrous Reserve Bank report as "grossly unreasonable", "flawed" and characterised by "bad faith" and dishonesty.
The Constitutional Court’s judgment came just 16 hours after President Cyril Ramaphosa held an extraordinary Sunday evening media briefing, in which he announced that he would seek an urgent legal review of Mkhwebane’s report on a R500,000 donation to his ANC presidential election campaign from Gavin Watson, CEO of corruption-accused facilities management company African Global Operations (formerly Bosasa)...