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Busisiwe Mkhwebane.
Busisiwe Mkhwebane.
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Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's legal counsel, Advocate Dali Mpofu SC, believes a letter Speaker Thandi Modise wrote to Mkhwebane is, in fact, a "confession letter" that will vindicate Mkhwebane's bid to quash the rules for impeaching the head of a Chapter 9 institution.

Mkhebane's application got under way in the Western Cape High Court on Monday. She asked the court to declare the rules that the National Assembly adopted in December 2019 to remove a head of a Chapter 9 institution unconstitutional and therefore invalid.

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