South African court ruling could undermine public protector

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11:20 AM / Updated 33 minutes agoSouth African court ruling could undermine public protectorAlexander Winning 4 Min ReadJOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s top court ruled on Monday that an anti-corruption official who has accused President Cyril Ramaphosa of serious misconduct had acted in bad faith when investigating an apartheid-era bank bailout.

FILE PHOTO: Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane listens during a briefing at Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa October 19, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo The strongly worded ruling could undermine the credibility of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane as she prepares for court cases against her by Ramaphosa and Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, a key ally of the president.

“This court upholds the High Court’s finding that the public protector acted in bad faith,” the constitutional court said.

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