| ANALYSIS: Brutal battering for Mkhwebane as court gives her short shrift

- | 3 months ago

It’s becoming increasingly clear that Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, the Public Protector, is living on borrowed time.

She suffered her fourth major defeat in the country’s courts on Monday when Judge Sulet Potterill – who was castigated by EFF leader Julius Malema last week because she dared to be white – granted an interim interdict to Pravin Gordhan in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. This means that the remedial action she ordered following the findings of her investigation into SARS’s investigative unit (that she and her interlopers like Malema and Tom Moyane insist on calling “rogue”) will not be implemented pending the full review of the report by the same court.

The EFF – and other actors in the increasingly visible fightback against the fightback against state capture – will soon have to find another battering ram, because Mkhwebane is looking worse for wear, and there’s still a raft of judgments coming, not least of which flowing from the campaign against Gordhan, but also those involving President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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