Mkhwebane rejects Gupta report as 'malicious and defamatory'

Mkhwebane rejects Gupta report as 'malicious and defamatory'

- Busisiwe Mkhwebane is currently facing drama over a R70 000 payment which she allegedly received from a Gupta-linked account

- However, the Public Protector has strongly denied that she was funded by the architects of state capture

- Mkhwebane has blasted the report, adamant that it formed part of a conspiracy against her

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Busisiwe Mkhwebane is facing down more controversy after a HSBC bank report revealed that she received funding from a Gupta-linked account. reported that a R70 000 payment had been flagged during an investigation into the Gupta family's finances.

The report explained that the payment had come from an offshore company that laundered payments structured as kickbacks from a Chinese rail company, for a deal that had involved known Gupta accomplices.

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Mkhwebane's spokesperson, Oupa Segalwe, was adamant that the Public Protector had no link to the family whatsoever:

“Advocate Mkhwebane sees all of these events as part of an orchestrated campaign and concerted efforts in political circles, civil society and the media to discredit her merely because she has been able to muster enough courage to hold those seen as ‘untouchable’ to account.”

Segalwe continued to explain the situation, deeming it strange that the report would change its tune:

“It is strange that today, the organisation reports that she was ‘flagged’ as having financial ties to the Guptas. [Mkhwebane] will not be discouraged from performing her duties with renewed vigour, without fear, favour or prejudice.”

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