Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane
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The DA welcomes the decision by the North Gauteng High Court to set aside Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s, remedial action which called for the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) to amend its constitutional mandate.
Despite initially defending her recommendations, Mkhwebane later admitted that she had overstepped the boundaries of her power as Public Protector and withdrew her application against SARB.
The DA concurs with Judge John Murphy’s view that she could tarnish her already tattered reputation by adopting a procedurally flawed approach to matters presented to her. We have long held that Mkhwebane may not be the best candidate for Public Protector and she has already shown she does not understand her mandate.
Issued by DA