Corpse goes missing at Bara Hospital

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found maladministration and improper conduct by Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital after it failed to report the death of a man and loss of his corpse. The Public Protector on Monday released a report into allegations of maladministration and improper conduct by the hospital after a Gauteng family has still not […]

Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s bid to appeal judgment on Ivan Pillay pension fails

The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has dismissed Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s application for leave to appeal a judgment on former South African Revenue Service (SARS) deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay’s pension package. It has also dismissed Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and Pillay’s applications for a cross-appeal in so far as the court found against […]

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to decide on next move after another court defeat

No decision has been taken on whether or not Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane will challenge her latest loss in the North Gauteng High Court. The full bench of the North Gauteng High Court – Judges Elizabeth Kubushi, Mpostoli Twala and Norman Davis – dismissed with costs Mkhwebane’s appeal of their December ruling reviewing and setting […]

Parly names MPs for Public Protector probe

Parliament has finalized its list of people who will probe Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s possible removal from office. The 26 committee members come from the 14 parties with seats in the National Assembly. Eleven people will be voting members, while the other 15 will be non-voting. Voting members include the ANC’s Tina Joemat-Pettersson, the DA’s […]

Busisiwe Mkhwebane loses bid to appeal judgment on Ivan Pillay’s early retirement

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, ex-acting SA Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Ivan Pillay and Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane have all lost their bid to overturn the North Gauteng High Court ruling on Pillay’s early retirement. A full bench of the high court – Judges Elizabeth Kubushi, Mpostoli Twala and Norman Davis – dismissed Mkhwebane’s appeal […]

Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s perjury case postponed to June

Embattled Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane will only find out in June whether she will face trial on charges of perjury. This is after Mkhwebane made a brief appearance on Thursday in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on three counts of perjury. The case relates to her investigation into the Absa/Bankorp matter in which she is accused […]

President Ramaphosa and Ace Magashule fight over Busisiwe Mkhwebane

The fallout between President Cyril Ramaphosa and the governing party’s secretary-general Ace Magashule has taken a turn for the worse in the wake of the instruction by the party’s top officials on its MPS to vote in favour of the investigation into the public protector’s fitness to hold office. The publication has learnt that the […]

Busisiwe Mkhwebane accuses executive, judiciary and MPs of persecuting her

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has broken her silence following MPs’ vote this week in the National Assembly to institute an inquiry into her fitness to hold office. Mkhwebane on Wednesday evening accused the executive, some members of the judiciary, and MPs of persecuting her for doing her job. Responding to a news article on Twitter […]

Parliament to establish committee for Mkhwebane’s impeachment inquiry

The National Assembly on Tuesday endorsed an independent report that said there was prima facie evidence of misconduct against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. This means Parliament can now proceed with an inquiry into Mkhwebane’s fitness to hold office. The decision opens the way for the first-ever impeachment process of a head of chapter 9 institution. […]

DA calls for Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to be suspended

The Democratic Alliance wants President Cyril Ramaphosa to suspend Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane pending the outcome of an investigation into her fitness to hold office. An independent panel report has indicated that there is prima facie evidence that Mkhwebane committed misconduct, was incapacitated or was incompetent. On Tuesday, MPs have voted in favour of establishing […]