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Busi, why must the tired taxpayer now foot your bill?

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Since taking office in 2016, Mkhwebane has lost a number of high-profile cases.


01 Jun 2020
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Busi, why must the tired taxpayer now foot your bill?

Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane can be seen during the release of her reports at the Public Protector's offices in Pretoria, 28 January 2020. Picture: Jacques Nelles

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane losing in court is not new. Since taking office in 2016, she has lost a number of high-profile cases. With each defeat, the call to have her removed grows stronger. With this in mind, Friday’s latest ruling was not surprising after she lost yet another battle with Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan – but there’s an interesting subplot to this, which will certainly not endear her to the public. It’s not only the losses that are devastating, it’s the judges’ scathing comments when they find against her that put her credibility on the line. On Friday,...

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