Lunga Simelane
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21 Jul 2022
4:40 am

Mkhwebane’s close connection to SSA ‘extremely’ problematic – analyst

Lunga Simelane

There are allegations that the SSA had instructed her to amend the constitutional mandate of the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb)

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Picture: Gallo Images/City Press/Tebogo Letsie

The Section 194 inquiry into suspended public protector advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s fitness to hold office, yesterday reflected critically on the hearings so far and decided to enforce its directives more strongly. In order to provide Mkhwebane and her legal team time to prepare for a court hearing next week, the committee agreed the testimony of witnesses would resume next week Wednesday. The lack of regard for witnesses by some participants of the process was questioned, as well as the time taken up by the questioning of witnesses. Political analyst Andre Duvenhage said he had no doubt Mkhwebane was politically aligned,...