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Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.
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Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane could soon be charged with perjury, meaning President Cyril Ramaphosa could suspend her, but she says the charges are part of a campaign to remove her from office.

With a planned parliamentary probe into her fitness to hold office, scheduled for next year, Mkhwebane told City Press that her detractors were also looking at perjury charges filed last year in August by civil society group Accountability Now to fast-track the decision.

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