The Constitutional Court has upheld the personal costs order against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.
The court has agreed with the North Gauteng High Court that her Absa/Bankorp investigation was flawed, and that Mkhwebane was not honest during her investigation.
The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria set aside Mkhwebane’s findings in February 2018, citing a “reasonable apprehension of bias” in her work.
Mkhwebane was also ordered to personally repay 15% of the SA Reserve Bank’s legal costs, while the office of the Public Protector was ordered to pay the remaining 85%.
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Koketso Ramorei is a journalist and news editor of SADC News with years of experience in a number of genres including sports, politics and community reporting. He has worked for a numerous publications including The Citizen Newspaper and is a former editor of a Johannesburg-based off-campus publication called The Waldorfian Times.