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Why the court found Mkhwebane biased and had eroded public trust in the Public Protector's office

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Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.
Raymond Morare

In displaying her own biases against Minister Pravin Gordhan and former tax boss Ivan Pillay, Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane failed, "to understand and honour the most basic requirements of the office she occupies".

As a result, Mkhwebane acted in a manner that eroded public confidence, and proper function of, the Office of the Public Protector.

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