How many indications of incompetence or misconduct are needed to remove a public protector?
/ 9 September 2022

How many indications of incompetence or misconduct are needed to remove a public protector?

The public protector does not have to be fit and proper but must be competent and honest

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Mkhwebane would not hear of Gupta links to Estina: witness
/ 18 August 2022

Mkhwebane would not hear of Gupta links to Estina: witness

The suspended public protector told him she would pleased if the probe into the scam delivered no adverse findings, Reginald Ndou tells inquiry

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For the law to rule, it must be applied
/ 5 August 2022

For the law to rule, it must be applied

Mere forgiving and forgetting based on a lack of political will, incompetence, laziness, corrupt motives or even universal love, is not on

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Misconduct inquiry: Witness says Busisiwe Mkhwebane had final word on reports
/ 4 August 2022

Misconduct inquiry: Witness says Busisiwe Mkhwebane had final word on reports

But her colleague told parliament he could not say whether the suspended public protector would rewrite findings produced by her office

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Mkhwebane’s hearings revolve around spies and lies
/ 15 July 2022

Mkhwebane’s hearings revolve around spies and lies

The suspended public protector did not disclose that she had a copy of a classified intelligence report on a high risk unit in Sars but a recording suggests otherwise

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Mkhwebane says Mpati report on SMS to advocate is meaningless
/ 21 June 2022

Mkhwebane says Mpati report on SMS to advocate is meaningless

The suspended public protector urged the Judicial Service Commission to investigate the incident further, saying the judges she named must be removed from the bench

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Ramaphosa tells Mkhwebane he will see her in court
/ 15 June 2022

Ramaphosa tells Mkhwebane he will see her in court

The president rejected the demand that he lift her suspension as public protector and said he would defend his decision in a legal challenge she sought to bring

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Yengeni’s complaint against Zondo is legally uncertain
/ 18 May 2022

Yengeni’s complaint against Zondo is legally uncertain

The chief justice was acting in a non-judicial capacity when chairing the state capture inquiry, so the complaint probably falls outside the law but underscores the risk of naming sitting judges to investigate political scandals

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Mkhwebane tilts at Jafta after running out of legal road
/ 19 April 2022

Mkhwebane tilts at Jafta after running out of legal road

In arguing that the retired judge fell foul of the judicial code of conduct when he criticised her misreading of the executive ethics code, Mkhwebane risks misreading the rules again

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