I’m not only probing Pravin, protests public protector

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I’m not only probing Pravin, protests public protector

Mkhwebane vehemently denies her investigations show evidence of bias towards certain political factions

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The public protector has confirmed that she has been “looking into” multiple complaints against controversial ministers Bathabile Dlamini and Nomvula Mokonyane – but denied any suggestion she has chosen not to prioritise these and other investigations for political reasons.

Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane is under fire from minister Pravin Gordhan, who she has found improperly approved the early pension payout of former South African Revenue Service commissioner Ivan Pillay, and in doing so violated the constitution.

In a scathing court challenge to that report, which orders President Cyril Ramaphosa to take disciplinary action against him, the minister said he believed the timing of the report was “suspicious” and “politically motivated”, and enabled “a renewal of the ongoing political campaign against me by proponents of ‘state capture’ and defenders of corruption”...

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