Ramaphosa needs to come clean

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- citizen.co.za | 3 weeks ago

It has been a week marked by political posturing, robust legal debates and court challenges, with all arrows trained at Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

The job of a public protector – as seen with Mkhwebane’s predecessor, Thuli Madonsela – has never been easy: complaints likely to implicate powerful individuals in wrongdoing. Looking at her string of bungles – the latest the disputed finding on the SA Reserve Bank and Absa for which she has been slapped by the Constitutional Court with a huge personal cost order for “being untruthful” – the embattled Mkhwebane finds herself besieged by sharks baying for her blood.

The opposition, from the Democratic Alliance (DA) to the ruling ANC – except for the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) – have intensified the campaign to push for her firing.

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