Eric Naki
Political Editor
3 minute read
21 Sep 2020
4:57 am

It is Busi vs Cyril again with ANC jet junket investigation – analyst

Eric Naki

Political economy analyst Daniel Silke said by investigating the matter, the public protector may be on a tit for tat mission against the president.

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane during an outreach programme at the Rabasotho Community Center in Tembisa, 21 August 2019. Picture: Neil McCartney

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, on the back foot for so long, could be looking for payback against President Cyril Ramaphosa as she probes the ANC’s irregular use of a SA Air Force executive jet to take a VIP group to Zimbabwe. Mkhwebane has had to eat humble pie on repeated occasions in the courts over her handling of various reports, including one into Ramaphosa, after he frustrated her attempts to censure him over the alleged R500,000 payment to his CR17 election campaign by the controversial Bosasa group. She could turn the tables on Ramaphosa if it turns out that the...