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Public protector may not subpoena Zuma’s tax records, says high court

High court says people can refuse to hand information over to the protector if there is “just cause” and also makes a personal costs order against Mkhwebane

Politicians should take responsibility for Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s appointment

The process of appointing the public protector is flawed, and led by politicians who don’t seem to have paid attention to the law. This has to change

Reining in the public protector

As well as its scathing findings on Mkhwebane’s investigation into Ramaphosa, the high court also made important in-principle pronouncements

Mkhwebane suspends another senior official

This brings to five the number of senior officials currently suspended — suspensions that have put her on a collision course with the Public Servants Association

Zuma breaks silence on his tax records

But his last minute affidavit does not resolve the bigger legal dispute between the South African Revenue Service and the public protector

Mkhwebane moves to halt ‘grossly unfair’ impeachment process

The public protector has labelled her possible impeachment as unconstitutional and unlawful

Despite tweet, Zuma keeps silent about providing his taxpayer information

The Public Protector has still not received confirmation from former president Jacob Zuma that she may access his tax records —...

Public Protector won’t oppose Ramaphosa’s interdict application in Bosasa matter

This follows a letter from the NDPP to Mkhwebane asking whether there was a 'misunderstanding' about the mandates about of their respective offices

Ramaphosa launches court review of Public Protector’s Bosasa Report

“The Public Protector has strayed,” says the President in his court papers.

ANC fiddles as Mkhwebane burns

As the courts batter the public protector, the ANC in Parliament is trying to work out how to appear to be taking action while staying unified

How to impeach the protector

After the Constitutional Court judgment against her, removing Mkhwebane from her position is the obvious next step. But it is a difficult process

Getting rid of Mkhwebane won’t be easy

Different factions with vested interests are aligning to protect the destructive protector

ConCourt finds against Mkhwebane, says she must pay costs in her personal capacity

The judgment is a boost for Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan who is litigating against Mkhwebane in two separate cases

DA accept Mkhwebane’s explanation on late Ramaphosa report

The party have understood the public protector's reason for the late release of the president's Bosasa loan report

​Gordhan is not being harassed — Public Protector

Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane explains issuance of section 7 (9) notice to public enterprises minister in YouTube video

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