The Legal Practice Council will be meeting later this week to consider calls for Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to be struck from the roll of advocates. This follows the recent ConCourt ruling holding Mkhwebane liable for legal costs in her Bankorp debacle.
The LPC will be meeting on Friday to decide whether or not Busisiwe Mkhwebane should be struck from the roll of advocates.
This comes in response to a letter from Paul Hoffman, director of Accountability Now, following a recent scathing judgment against the Public Protector.
Briefly.co.za reported that the court had dismissed her appeal against a high court order that Mkhwebane is personally liable for part of the legal costs involved. The Constitutional Court had further ruled that she had been dishonest and had lied under oath.
This judgment prompted Hoffman to pen a letter to the LPC, notifying them of the outcome. The director is adamant that this finding was serious, final and unappealable, reflecting on Mkhwebane's competence.
Following this request, the National Association of Democratic Lawyers called for the Public Protector's immediate resignation, commenting that:
"Nadel is firmly committed to restoration of the integrity of the office of the public protector, and the realisation of independent, accountable, responsive and open public representatives based on the principles in our Constitution."
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