Mkhwebane hits back at Maimane over the BOSASA donation report

Mkhwebane hits back at Maimane over the BOSASA donation report

- Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has responded to Mmusi Maimane's call for her to publish a report concerning Cyril Ramaphosa

- She asked to be given space to do her job without outside influence

- This comes as organisations as diverse as the DA, SACP and Outa have criticised Mkhwebane

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Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has hit back at DA leader Mmusi Maimane after he told her to release her report regarding allegations that Cyril Ramaphosa misled Parliament.

She said she did not "take kindly" to Maimane giving her ultimatums and threatening her with legal action.

Mkhwebane added that the Public Protector should be allowed to perform its duties without outside influence.

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Maimane had filed a complaint with the Public Protector regarding Ramaphosa's statements concerning the R500 000 that was paid to his election campaign by former Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson.

At the beginning of this week, Maimane called on Mkhwebane to release her report within 48 hours, according to IOL.

In a letter, the DA leader said that the party would take legal action against the Public Protector should she fail to publish the report. 

In response to Maimane, Mkhwebane said she "space to do her work without interference", has gathered. 

However, the DA is not the only organisation that has been critical of the Public Protector's conduct in recent weeks. The SACP has also called for an inquiry into whether Mkhwebane is fit to hold office.

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Additionally, Outa (the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse) has alleged that Mkwebane has "failed in her constitutional duties".

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