PODCAST | THE STORY: Is it game over for the Public Protector?

2020-03-13 08:31

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is no stranger to news headlines and this week she was in the news again. Listen.

ANALYSIS: Mkhwebane’s latest legal Isandlwana is the prelude to her end

2020-03-13 06:00

The courts found that she doesn’t understand the law, she fails to act rationally and ignores evidence. And these findings are compounded by the SARB and Estina judgments. Her position is untenable, and she cannot survive, writes Pieter du Toit.

'Shameless' - Public Protector criticised for celebrating 50th with 'dodgy' guests

2020-02-10 12:04

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has raised some eyebrows with the guest list for her 50th birthday party held at the weekend.

Public Protector 'is not rogue', Mkhwebane's lawyer tells court

2020-02-04 21:41

The first of two days of arguments in President Cyril Ramaphosa's review application of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's report on his CR17 campaign closed with sweeping statements over Ramaphosa's alleged dishonesty to Parliament.

Public Protector's investigation into Vrede dairy farm at an 'advanced stage'

2020-01-29 06:00

Public Protector advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane says her investigation into the Vrede Dairy Farm project is at an advanced stage.

Ralph Mathekga: Mkhwebane's fate in the hands of unpredictable ANC caucus

2020-01-28 06:00

The instructions from Luthuli House would certainly urge that the ANC caucus in Parliament shows restraint on Mkhwebane, while the Union Buildings would certainly prefer her out of the office as soon as yesterday., writes Ralph Mathekga.

Mkhwebane 'driven by reckless determination to malign' Ramaphosa, say lawyers - report

2020-01-08 18:43

Lawyers acting for President Cyril Ramaphosa in his legal battle against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane say she is driven by a "reckless determination to malign" him, Business Day reports.

EXCLUSIVE: How the State Security Agency 'instructed' Busisiwe Mkhwebane to make Reserve Bank, Absa findings

2019-12-15 07:10

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s controversial June 2017 order directing Parliament to amend the Constitution to change the mandate of the South African Reserve Bank was handed to her on a piece of paper by a State Security Agency official.

Gordhan, Mkhwebane to face off in ConCourt over 'rogue unit' report interdict

2019-11-28 07:00

The apex court will hear oral arguments in the latest round of the case that has pitted the public protector against the minister of public enterprises.

Mkhwebane probes Minister Thulas Nxesi over jobs for pals allegations - report

2019-11-10 17:52

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is investigating a senior cabinet minister amid allegations that he irregularly appointed 18 political allies to government jobs, including five women said to be in romantic affairs with him, the Sunday Times has reportied.


ANALYSIS | Insurgent or independent: The many lives of Busisiwe Mkhwebane

2020-03-13 06:00

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has been handed a series of damning court judgments, she has been accused of sloppy investigative reports and suspected of maintaining dubious political alliances. She has become an active political player. So, the question is: Why is she here, and what does she want? reports Sarah Evans and Kyle Cowan.

Melanie Verwoerd: The Public Protector should do the decent thing and resign

2020-03-11 06:00

Over time five different courts have ruled that Mkhwebane had lacked a fundamental understanding of the law, that her judgements were deeply flawed and that she had gone beyond her powers, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Mkhwebane files urgent court bid to interdict Parliament’s attempt to 'remove and dethrone' her

2020-02-07 12:14

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has filed an urgent court application to halt parliamentary process to remove her from office, citing sweeping constitutional issues surrounding new rules.

Tracker disputes Public Protector's finding on 'improper' 21-year tender with SAPS

2020-01-30 07:24

Tracker disputes the Public Protector's finding that agreements between Trackers SA and SAPS for the provision of the vehicle-tracking system in vehicles belonging to SAPS, were improper.

Mkhwebane says parliamentary process to remove her is 'unlawful and unconstitutional'

2020-01-28 14:28

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has broken her silence on the parliamentary process which seeks to remove her from office, calling it "unconstitutional" and "unlawful".

Mkhwebane tried to usurp power from Parliament - Tsenoli

2020-01-09 22:25

Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Lechesa Tsenoli says Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s remedial orders in the Bosasa report overreached on the powers of Parliament.

Mkhwebane rejects claims investigators were forced to remove adverse findings against Magashule, Zwane from Estina report

2019-12-15 16:54

Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane has dismissed claims that critical information implicating ANC secretary general Ace Magashule and former minister Mosebenzi Zwane in the Vrede dairy farm scheme was removed from the Public Protector's report by her instruction.

SARB hits back at Mkhwebane's claims of 'challenges' in VBS probe - report

2019-12-13 08:12

The South African Reserve Bank has hit back at Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, saying it already responded to her in September and is awaiting her feedback regarding the VBS Mutual Bank saga, according to a report.

Inquiry into Mkhwebane's fitness to hold office a step closer as committee adopts draft rules to remove a Chapter 9 institution head

2019-11-26 16:16

An inquiry into Public Protector Busisiwe Mkwhebane's fitness to hold office is one step closer to reality after the National Assembly's Rules Committee adopted draft rules for the removal of the head of a Chapter 9 institution.

SACP condemns 'malicious' allegations over Public Protector probe

2019-11-09 18:37

The South African Communist Party has condemned allegations of wrongdoing regarding a Public Protector investigation into its deputy national chairperson, Thulas Nxesi.

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