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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Court orders Busisiwe Mkhwebane to show DA her spy job application

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein has ordered Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to provide the DA proof of her job application for the State Security Agency (SSA). This comes as the two parties prepare for a legal showdown on spying claims made by the DA against Mkhwebane. This ruling overrides that of the […]

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane lays crimen injuria charges against Mbalula

The Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has laid crimen injuria charges against Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula. He described her as a “hired gun” in a tweet. He reiterated those views in a media release, saying he stands by his position. Attorney Rupert Candy said: “I think there may be scope for him to argue certain defences. […]

Fikile Mbalula apologizes to Dlamini-Zuma, doubles down on Busisiwe Mkhwebane

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has apologized to Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma for disparaging tweets, in which he referred to her as “Zuma’s wife”. Dlamini-Zuma, meanwhile, was said to have laid a formal complaint against him with the ANC. A local publication understands that Dlamini-Zuma on Monday complained to at least one […]

Busisiwe Mkhwebane a hired gun, says Minister Mbalula

Support for embattled Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane appears to be on the rise among a certain faction of the ruling party as well as the opposition, ahead of the proposed enquiry into her fitness to hold office. ATM joins EFF and Magashule camp Joining those in support of Mkhwebane on Sunday afternoon was the African […]

Ace Magashule calls on ANC MPs to block process to impeach Mkhwebane from office – report

ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has reportedly called on the governing party’s MPs to block the DA’s motion in the National Assembly to establish an impeachment inquiry into Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. This after an independent review panel established by Parliament last year found prima facie evidence of incompetence and misconduct against the Public Protector. MPs […]