“She is the embodiment of a biblical David, that the public is; who fights the most powerful and very well-resourced Goliath, that impropriety and corruption by government officials are. The public protector is one of the true crusaders and champions of anti˗corruption and clean governance.”

These words on the role of the public protector, penned by former chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, are particularly pertinent in the week in which Busisiwe Mkhwebane has been found guilty of misconduct and incompetence following a parliamentary inquiry into her fitness to hold office...

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