Game over for Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, says Tito Mboweni

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Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

Johannesburg – Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has called on Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to “fall on her sword” after another bruising court judgment against her in the North Gauteng High Court on Tuesday.

Mkhwebane had released a report last year, where she found President Cyril Ramaphosa had deliberately misled Parliament about a R500 000 donation his CR17 ANC election campaign received from the late Bosasa businessman Gavin Watson.

In passing down judgment, Judge President Dunstan Mlambo found that Mkhwebane’s report released in July last year was fundamentally flawed. As a result, the judges declared it invalid and set it aside.

Not one to toe the party line, Mboweni took to social media just after 9pm on Tuesday night and actively called for Mkhwebane’s removal.

ANC national spokesperson Pule Mabe had earlier said the party had not taken a decision on the removal of the public protector because the matter had never been discussed at the party’s national executive committee meetings. A DA-sponsored motion has been tabled in Parliament to remove Mkhwebane.

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