Let’s get candid, shall we: Mkhwebane is in big trouble

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Let’s get candid, shall we: Mkhwebane is in big trouble

The public protector may find herself with legal costs everywhere she turns

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A scathing judgment by the highest court in the country against public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has the potential to bankrupt her both financially and professionally.

Calls for her removal from office intensified after the Constitutional Court on Monday dismissed Mkhwebane’s appeal against the Pretoria High Court judgment last year. That court had ordered her to pay 15% of the legal costs in the review application brought by the SA Reserve Bank in her personal capacity.

The majority of the Constitutional Court found that Mkhwebane acted in bad faith and agreed that she had exceeded the bounds of her potential indemnification under the Public Protector Act...

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