OPINION | Mvusiwekhaya Sicwetsha: Mkhwebane's report against Mabuyane is unjust and unfair

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Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane.                            Photo:archive
Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane. Photo:archive

A friend of Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane, Mvusiwekhaya Sicwetsha, is of the view that the Public Protector erred in her report. Here, Sicwetsha details his reasons why.

The Public Protector's report of allegations of corruption, maladministration or misuse of public funds by senior officials from the Mbizana local municipality [now Winnie Madikizela-Mandela municipality] and the Eastern Cape provincial government ignored critical material evidence that, if examined fairly, can prove there was no wrongdoing by Premier Oscar Mabuyane, as claimed. 

It is worrying that the report and its findings are heavily aligned with Lonwabo Bam's allegations against Babalo Madikizela and Mabuyane without an attempt by the Public Protector to scrutinise these allegations. 

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