Serjeant at the Bar: Post-Covid-19, focus must turn to key institutions like the Public Protector

2020-04-03 03:30

The country needs a Public Protector who protects the public from corruption and maladministration and it needs one as soon as Covid-19 passes and Parliament reconvenes, writes Serjeant at the Bar.

Mkhwebane fights back: 'Successful reviews of my reports cannot determine my incompetence'

2020-03-20 21:17

The number of reports successfully reviewed cannot be used to determine her competence or incompetence, Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has argued in an affidavit.

Biased and captured: Mkhwebane's supporters slam courts for playing politics

2020-03-11 16:54

Some members of the ANC and opposition parties are urging the Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, to challenge the damning judgment against her handed down by the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday.

EFF to appeal Mkhwebane judgment, DA says Ramaphosa still has questions to answer

2020-03-10 20:59

The EFF says it will appeal the scathing North Gauteng High Court judgment in favour of President Cyril Ramaphosa in the investigation by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane into his CR17 campaign.

That's three: Mkhwebane suffers yet another defeat in matters of national interest

2020-03-10 18:46

This is the third report the Public Protector has had set aside by the courts and, in what is emerging as a trend with major investigations she has undertaken, the court again struck hammer blows to Busisiwe Mkhwebane's credibility as an investigator.

WATCH | ANC bigwigs say Mkhwebane must fall on her sword after 'embarrassing' court ruling

2020-03-10 17:33

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane must do the honourable thing and step aside, say high-ranking ANC figures and the party's alliance partner the SACP.

Mkhwebane’s conduct in CR17 probe reckless, unfathomable and unlawful, court finds

2020-03-10 15:37

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane displayed a lack of basic understanding of the law and was reckless in reaching serious findings against President Cyril Ramaphosa in her report into the CR17 campaign.

Was former police minister Nathi Nhleko interviewed for top Public Protector job?

2020-02-26 10:56

Former police minister Nathi Nhleko was apparently spotted at the offices of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane last week to interview for the recently vacated position of CEO.

Bid to unseat Mkhwebane heats up: DA submits 7 000 pages of 'evidence' to Modise

2020-02-21 18:01

The DA has submitted further 'evidence' to National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise to strengthen the party's motion for the removal of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

Mkhwebane intent on destroying Public Protector' office, veteran official tells Parliament

2020-02-17 05:47

A veteran Public Protector official is the latest to make damning disclosures over Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s conduct. She has repeatedly dismissed such allegations as the ramblings of disaffected staff – and did so again in this case.


EFF files for leave to appeal judgment in Ramaphosa review of Public Protector's CR17 report

2020-03-25 13:08

The EFF has filed an application for leave to appeal a damning judgment in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria last month setting aside Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's report into President Cyril Ramaphosa's CR17 campaign.

ANALYSIS | Serjeant at the Bar: the Mkhwebane judgment asks some serious questions of MPs

2020-03-13 06:00

If this was the only judgment against the Public Protector's reports, one might be entitled to consider that this was an aberration. Sadly, this is not the first time that a court has made a similar finding, writes Serjeant at the Bar.

Public Protector judgment: implications for Parliament

2020-03-11 05:48

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria's full-Bench judgment in the CR17-Bosasa case entrenched Parliament's powers, saved the legislature from having to do the impossible and provided further "evidence" for the removal proceedings of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

Ramaphosa vs Mkhwebane judgment in quotes

2020-03-10 19:40

The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday set aside Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s report into President Cyril Ramaphosa and his CR17 campaign in a scathing judgment.

Modise pleased with court decision on Mkhwebane’s CR17 report

2020-03-10 18:32

National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise is "pleased" with the decision of a full Bench of the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to set aside Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's report into President Cyril Ramaphosa's relationship with Bosasa.

Presidency welcomes scathing judgment against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane

2020-03-10 16:17

The Presidency has welcomed the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria ruling setting aside Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s CR17 report on political donations.

Mkhwebane's proposed removal: Modise gives green light for new removal proceedings

2020-02-26 18:19

National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise is satisfied that the DA's new motion for proceedings to be initiated to remove Busisiwe Mkhwebane as Public Protector complies with the Rules of the National Assembly.

Mkhwebane's proposed removal: New motion awaits Modise's green light

2020-02-25 18:23

National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise is considering another DA motion to remove Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane after the previous motion was withdrawn and another submitted.

Kieswetter: No legal proof Zuma supports Public Protector's tax subpoena - report

2020-02-20 11:48

SARS commissioner Edward Kieswetter says there is no legal proof that former president Jacob Zuma supports Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's subpoena for his tax records.

Zondo commission should be given limited extension - Mkhwebane

2020-02-16 19:10

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane believes the state capture inquiry should be granted an extension, but only for a "prescribed minimal period".

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