- The Daily Maverick has dubbed Busiswe Mkhwebane the 'saboteur of the year'
- Black First Land First holds the Public Protector in high esteem, hinting that the embattled official is the 'last warrior'
- The deregistered party has come out in firm defence of Mkhwebane despite her challenges
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Black First Land First claims that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is the 'last warrior' standing between SA and 'corporate bullies'.
The Daily Maverick has dubbed Mkhwebane the 'saboteur of the year', but the party has responded with their own title for her.
The BLF claims that Mkhwebane has been subjected to hatred because white monopoly capital owned the media and aimed to destroy her reputation:
“The main sin of Advocate Mkhwebane was her ruling that ABSA must return the money stolen from the people from the South African Reserve Bank (SARB). Her ruling threatened to expose how the likes of Johann Rupert had benefited from the apartheid bailout money to Bankorp."
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Mkhwebane, however, seemed less concerned with the endorsement and more worried over the criticism.
The Public Protector called journalist Ferial Haffajee out over her grim assessment on social media:
“Dear [Ferial Haffajee and Daily Maverick], it is very saddening that your publication has resorted to insults and character assassination. Perhaps this is what ‘new’ journalism has become as you should be the voice in highlighting issues society faces and assist in finding solutions."
Mkhwebane, who has suffered numerous court defeats this year, says she is used to the shade:
“I am immune to your insults and endured them since I assumed office, you at least have to respect your profession and readers at large. I do not blame many people who are no longer take the media serious any more."
Briefly.co.za reported that BLF had been deregistered as a political party by the IEC for not allowing white citizens to join their ranks.
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