If 2019 was a bad year for Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, 2020 could be worse

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- news24.com | 2 months ago

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane was on the wrong end of several court findings, and her detractors view her as a political actor in aid of a faction hell-bent on frustrating efforts to dismantle the vast state capture machinery to prevent further looting of the state's meagre resources.

Mkhwebane, however, held fast throughout the year that much of 2019's troubles were brought on because she went after "untouchable" politicians, leading to a smear campaign by these politicians, their acolytes and the media. She started the year on the front foot, confirming that she was investigating President Cyril Ramaphosa.

READ: Meet the whistleblower taking a stand against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane In late 2018, then-DA leader Mmusi Maimane lodged a complaint about the R500 000 donation Ramaphosa's campaign to become president of the ANC in 2017 got from corruption-accused company Bosasa's CEO Gavin Watson.

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