It's a 'no' on donor-funding for Public Protector, but yes for crowdfunding for Busisiwe Mkhwebane

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- news24.com | a month ago

While Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has in the past dismissed the idea of using donor funding for her office in an effort to protect its independence, she doesn't have an issue with using the money raised in a crowdfunding project to help her pay for personal costs orders granted against her.

Mkhwebane was addressing the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services on Friday. DA MP Werner Horn mentioned that in the past, she was very firm that the Public Protector should not accept donor funding to protect the independence of the office.

He asked her thoughts, with this in mind, on the crowdfunding campaign for her.

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