SA court ruling could undermine Public Protector

- | 3 months ago

It confirmed a punitive costs order made against Mkhwebane by the High Court last year for using flawed methods in a 2017 investigation.

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) successfully challenged a recommendation she made then that its mandate should be changed as part of remedial action and sought Mkhwebane personally pay part of the legal costs. “This court accordingly concludes the punitive aspect of the cost order against the Public Protector must stand,” the Constitutional Court said in Monday’s ruling.

Mkhwebane’s “entire model of investigation was flawed and she was not honest about her engagements during the investigation”, it added.

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