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Public Protector tried to have rent debt scrapped

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Suspended Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Photo: Jan Gerber/ News24
Suspended Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Photo: Jan Gerber/ News24


The Public Protector’s office and public works, which is the landlord of state-owned property, tried to have the former pay reduced rental for the property, but National Treasury rejected that proposal.

City Press reported last week that the chapter 9 institution, which was responsible for paying for Mkhwebane’s accommodation, told her, following legal advice, that it had no “contractual obligation” to pay for her accommodation and that it would advise the department of its plans to terminate its lease.

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