Sipho Mabena
Premium Journalist
3 minute read
17 Dec 2020
5:00 am

The two faces of Busi

Sipho Mabena

Accountability Now writes to president, calling for her suspension.

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Picture: Jacques Nelles

With her world seemingly collapsing, Public Protector Busiswe Mkhwebane, described as a “swinging wrecking ball”, has ignored the brewing perjury storm around her and instead focused on a celebration. Her office yesterday said Mkhwebane would today lead celebrations of the office’s first clean audit in its 25 year history. Oupa Segalwe, the Public Protector’s spokesperson, said with Mkhwebane at the helm, the office also finalised 95% of its caseload within set turnaround times. But experts and activists said Mkhwebane had done more damage than good to her office and should have been removed in July after it was found she...