- Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has lashed out over her recent court lose
- Mkhwebane's report on Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has been set aside by the High Court
- The Public Protector claims that an advocate doesn't even need to prepare for a case against her, hinting at bias
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has lashed out after yet another embarrassing court loss called her competence into question.
Taking to social media shortly after the Gauteng High Court dismissed her report, Mkhwebane commented that:
"Advocate Dali Mpofu once said whoever is ligating against the Public Protector need not prepare a solid case but must just show up and win. It is a concerted effort to render the Office of the Public Protector useless just to deal with me."
In response to the finding that her report was not based on substantial evidence, Mkhwebane begged to differ:
"Oksalayo there is evidence supporting our findings. History has not blanks."
Take a look at a few reactions to the post on social media below:
@coupe0429: "Mara Pravin himself admitted that unit existed under oath, this is not gossip nor comments by Nugent. Its also common cause that unit did spy on NPA, so what is this ruling based on?"
@SQ_Xesibe: "Law knows no emotions you win a case base on evidence that can be admissible in a Court of law not on Twitter, for now, Court has ruled but not on your favour."
@BlackConsciousd: "Stay Strong Adv, soon you will be vindicated. The statement seemed to have been drafted from Pravin office, they even included " Rogue Unit Narrative" just as Mr Pravin has been alluding all the time."
@LuckyMashavha: "Oksalayo u haven’t won a serious case all u know is having parties with people u r supposed to investigate. You are not impartial at all. Show me your friends and I will tell you who you are."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has moved to set aside Busisiwe Mkhwebane's report into the SARS rogue unit.
The court passed judgement on Monday, issuing punitive costs order against the Public Protector and slammed her conduct as 'egregious'.
The judgement saw Mkhwebane being accused of failing to conduct her investigations in a manner befitting her office, the court pointed out that the Public Protector had relied on 'discredited' reports to formulate her findings, displaying a 'manifest bias' towards Gordhan.
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