Public Protector finds Brown ‘inadvertently’ misled Parliament about Eskom-Trillion

Cape Town – The Public Protector has found that Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown misled the National Assembly when she denied there were engagements between power utility Eskom and the Gupta-linked company Trillian Capital Partners.

This is according to a report issued by the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to the DA on Thursday.
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Scathing judgment may put Mkhwebane’s job in jeopardy

Pretoria – Friday’s scathing judgment in the Bankorp-CIEX court case could lay the foundation for removing Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane from her position, on the basis that she abused her office.

Mkhwebane already received a stinging judgment against her in August last year, after Judge John Murphy labelled her “impervious” and “disingenuous”.
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‘Gupta Involvement Not Part Of Estina Probe Due To Financial Constraints’

In her report, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found the Free State Agriculture Department guilty of gross misconduct and maladministration.

The Public Protector says she did not investigate the Guptas’ involvement in the Estina Dairy Farm project near Vrede due to constraints around capacity and finances.
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Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane to appear before portfolio committee

The parliament’s Portfolio Committee of Justice and Correctional Services called on the Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, to appear before them regarding controversial statements she made in public.

It is also claimed that her office has suppressed or hidden evidence in certain investigations.
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Time’s up: Deadline day for Zuma to avoid spy tapes charges

President Jacob Zuma will have to make representations to public prosecutions head Shaun Abrahams today to argue why he should not face 783 counts of fraud, racketeering and money laundering.

In December 2017, Abrahams granted Zuma an extension to make representations after the president’s legal team made the request. Zuma’s lawyers asked that he be given until February 19 2018 to state his case, but Abrahams instead made the deadline January 31…
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Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo to head commission of inquiry into state capture

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has made the decision to appoint deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo, the Presidency announced in a statement on Tuesday evening. In the statement, President Jacob Zuma announced that he is officially appointing a commission of inquiry into state capture. Zuma said that the Pretoria high court’s order for him to appoint […]
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Calls Mount For Thuli Madonsela To Take Charge And Head NPA

Former Public Protector would be the ideal prosecutions head, says ISS. With mounting calls for former public protector Thuli Madonsela to head the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), it’s likely the ANC will not support this because the party never appreciated her independence. The High Court in Pretoria ruled last week that beleaguered NPA boss Shaun […]
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SARB’s Attack Could Cost Mkhwebane Her Job, PP Counsel Argues

The South African Reserve Bank’s (SARB) personal attack on Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s integrity could cost Mkhwebane her job, a court has heard. During the Bankorp-CIEX hearing which continued on Wednesday at the North Gauteng High Court, Mkhwebane’s legal counsel Paul Kennedy SC defended her conduct in the investigation as being out of “good faith” […]
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Public Protector CEO Themba Dlamini has thrown in the towel after 8 months

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s CEO Themba Dlamini has thrown in the towel just eight months after joining the chapter nine institution in March this year. Mkhwebane’s spokesperson Cleopatra Mosana confirmed on Tuesday that Dlamini had resigned and cited personal reasons for his resignation. “The Public Protector has accepted the resignation. His last day will be […]
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State capture report a political tool – Zuma

President Jacob Zuma believes that the public protector’s report on state capture was a political tool meant to be used to deal with certain individuals. In an exclusive interview with ANN7 on Monday evening, Zuma spoke out about the state of capture report by former public protector Thuli Madonsela, in which she recommended that Zuma […]
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The Brothers Who Bought South Africa – Explosive Expose

Excerpts from Bloomberg Publishing’s  6,000 Word Expose Yesterday was the worst day in what has already been a rotten year for the crony capitalist Gupta family. It started with Bloomberg publishing a 6,000 word expose’ targeted at the news giant’s massive global audience. Its title – The Brothers Who Bought South Africa – provides a taste […]
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Zuma’s Lawyers: Only The President Can Establish Commissions Of Inquiry

The Presidency has launched its application in the High Court in Pretoria to review the remedial action of the Public Protector’s ‘State of Capture’ report.  Jacob Zuma’s legal team has argued that the Constitution empowers only the president to establish a commission of inquiry. The Presidency has launched its application in the High Court in […]
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NPA gives Zuma until November 30 to explain why corruption case must be dropped

The National Prosecuting Authority has given Jacob Zuma until November 30 to make representations on why the corruption case against him should be dropped. In a statement issued on Friday, the NPA said the National Director of Public Prosecutions “is of the view that in light of the judgment of the SCA, it appears that […]
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What is the ANC learning from the private sector

Within the past few days, former president Kgalema Motlanthe said it would be good if the ANC was voted out of office (good for the ANC, that is), the outspoken MP Makhosi Khoza resigned from Parliament and from the ANC, and the Bank of Baroda won a court case to allow it to stop being […]
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Zuma won’t let Public Protector dictate to him on #StateCapture inquiry

Pretoria – Jacob Zuma will not be dictated to by the Public Protector, or any other State functionary, the High Court in Pretoria heard on Tuesday. “One of the points we raise is that the remedial action [prescribed by former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela] is telling the president [Zuma] that he has no discretion on […]
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