Public Protector spokesperson says labelling Mkhwebane incompetent borders on contempt

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A spokesperson for Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has argued that the trend of labelling her office 'incompetent' in protest against her findings borders on contempt.

 Oupa Segalwa was responding on Sunday afternoon to the Financial Sector Conduct Authority filing court papers in the North Gauteng High Court to set aside a public protector report which made findings of impropriety and maladministration against it. The report was released on March 28 and relates to a complaint brought by EFF leader Julius Malema in 2017 about the nomination and recommendation for appointment of curators for pension funds.

Malema alleged that the authority's former head, Dube Tshidi, improperly appointed Anthony Mostert as the curator of several pension funds over a decade ago that had fallen victim to a fraudulent scheme, known as the Ghavalas scheme.

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