When Busisiwe Mkhwebane took over as public protector in 2016, one of the first changes she made at the office’s Brooklyn headquarters was to switch over the television channels to the Gupta-owned ANN7. It proved to be a harbinger of what was to come.

Mkhwebane’s conduct, or rather misconduct, is well known by now. The way she has used her office to defend and protect the faction aligned to former president Jacob Zuma is evident in just about every report she’s delivered — and in how these contentious reports are being set aside...

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