Deputy Public Protector claims to be clueless on ABSA/Bankorp debacle

Deputy Public Protector claims to be clueless on ABSA/Bankorp debacle

- Deputy Public Protector Kevin Malunga claims that he knew nothing about the Public Protector's Absa-Bankorp report

- He also said that he was not losing any sleep over Pravin Gordhan or Cyril Ramaphosa

- EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu slammed Malunga for the remarks, saying he was trying to distance himself from Busisiwe Mkhwebane

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Deputy Public Protector Kevin Malunga has said that he does not know "anything" about the Absa-Bankorp report.

Malunga made the remark on Monday during an interview with eNCA.

This comes after the Constitutional Court dismissed the Public Protector's application to have an earlier High Court ruling against her regarding the report set aside.

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The Constitutional Court found that Busisiwe Mkhwebane's Absa-Bankorp report was flawed, Briefly.co.za has gathered. The court also ruled that Mkhwebane had been dishonest regarding the report. As a result, Mkhwebane was ordered to personally pay 15% of the costs, making her liable for R900 000.

Despite this, Malunga says he knows nothing about the report. 

"I think we should be consulting each other a lot more," he said, by way of explaining his lack of knowledge, according to Times Live.

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EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu was not happy with Malunga's remark. He took to Twitter to bash the deputy. In a tweet, Shivambu accused Malunga of distancing himself from the Public Protector in order to save his own skin.

"When the Zuma group started attacking Thuli Madonsela, he did exactly what he wants to do now," Shivambu wrote. "Distance himself from the @PublicProtector with the hope that he'll find favour with the establishment."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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