South Africans applauded Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane for taking on some of the biggest players in politics. However, with losses mounting, more and more citizens are starting to question Mkhwebane's competence.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has suffered yet another legal defeat at a time where the nation's attention is centred on her.
Briefly.co.za reported that the Pretoria High Court has ordered the Public Protector to pay costs in the Estina dairy debacle in both her professional and personal capacity.
The Democratic Alliance, who brought the matter to court, is adamant that this latest defeat is proof that Mkhwebane should be removed, with Chief Whip John Steenhuisen commenting that:
"Today’s ruling by the North Gauteng High Court on the Public Protector Mkhwebane’s report into the Estina Dairy matter, makes it clear that Parliament can no longer delay the removal proceedings against her."
Citizens also took to social media to comment on the ruling, with Mkhwebane trending, while some felt the Public Protector was being targeted for going after the 'untouchables', most were unimpressed that she had failed to investigate the effects on the beneficiaries of the failed project.
Take a look at some of the top responses below:
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