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Three 'lies' about her dealings with Zuma: Here are Busisiwe Mkhwebane's perjury charges

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Public Protector advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane in the dock at the Pretoria Magistrate's Court.
Public Protector advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane in the dock at the Pretoria Magistrate's Court.
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The story: Public Protector advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane has been charged with three counts of perjury, all of which relate to affidavits about her dealings with former president Jacob Zuma.

The details: The charges stem from actions linked to her 2017 report on the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and Absa-Bankorp so-called lifeboat matter.

What we know: Mkhwebane has been charged with three counts of perjury relating to affidavits deposed in respect to litigation that arose from a 2017 report published by her office. The report arose from a complaint submitted with the Public Protector in respect to a report by CIEX, an asset recovery company, about money owed by ABSA bank to the SARB.

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