Mpumelelo Mkhabela | EC’s 'Nkandla' could help Public Protector Mkhwebane's battered reputation

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Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane
Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane
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The Public Protector's investigation of Oscar Mabuyane could be a cherry on top for citizens craving accountability, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane’s scandal could redeem floundering Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. He might be what Mkhwebane needed to keep whatever is left of her tattered reputation.

Since her appointment, Mkhwebane has failed to decisively nail high profile politicians. She bungled high-profile investigations. Her reports have attracted public ridicule and judicial criticism.

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