Public Protector seeks legal advice before accepting crowdfunding aid

Public Protector seeks legal advice before accepting crowdfunding aid

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is consulting with her lawyers to see if she will be accepting money raised through crowdfunding to eliminate her legal fees. Mkhwebane claims that history will judge the Constitutional Court justices who issued the order holding her responsible for nearly R1 million.

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Mkhwebane says that the justices who handed down a ruling seeing her personally liable for R1 million in cost orders will be judged by history.

Speaking to EWN, the Public Protector said she is in talks with her lawyers as to whether or not she will accept money raised by citizens in an effort to help her pay the hefty fine. reported that the Constitutional Court had ordered her to pay 15% of the fees involved in her botched ABSA/Bankorp report.

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Democracy in Action stepped up to aid Mkhwebane, who says that she appreciated the help, but needed legal advice:

“We are waiting for the advice on that and how to make sure that if we accept [the funding], we show sources and everything."

Mkhwebane has also lashed out against the judges who had set aside her report, saying that they should have been impartial and played 'the ball', not the man.

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