Mkhwebane's birthday bash: 'Irregular' to host a guest she's investigating - civil watchdogs

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Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's impartiality has been called into question after a former minister she is supposedly investigating Mosebenzi Zwane was among the guests at her 50th birthday party.

Zwane, a former mineral resources minister and Free State Agriculture MEC, reportedly attended Friday evening's party with fellow ANC MP and corruption-accused Bongani Bongo. READ | 'Shameless' - Public Protector criticised for celebrating 50th with 'dodgy' guestsOther well-known political figures at the party included Ekurhuleni mayor Mzwandile Masina, who recently said he would go to jail for former president Jacob Zuma, former national chairperson of the EFF Dali Mpofu, the African Transformation Movement's head of policy Mzwanele Manyi and former senior NPA prosecutor Nomgcobo Jiba, who was fired by President Cyril Ramaphosa in April last year after an inquiry found she wasn't "fit and proper".

Zwane was allegedly a central figure in the Estina dairy farm project, which was the subject of testimony at the commission of inquiry into state capture.

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