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Sanco calls for an independent probe into multi-million rand North West fraud claims

MAHIKENG, May 19 – The South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) in the North West has called on the public protector to investigate allegations of fraud related to a multi-million rand payment to a host of companies and patents representing Mvest Trust in which African National Congress spokesman Pule Mabe allegedly has interests. “The investigation […]

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Public protector says Free State agriculture dept violated the law

CAPE TOWN, March 6 – Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane on Tuesday said her investigation into the Free State agriculture department focused only on issues of maladministration, which revealed that the head of the department and other officials acted unlawfully. She made her remarks before Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services amid allegations that […]

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High court in Pretoria sets aside Mkhwebane’s R1.125 billion Absa order

JOHANNESBURG, February 16 – The high court in Pretoria on Friday set aside Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s controversial findings and remedial action ordering ABSA bank to pay R1.125 bn in what she said was accumulated interest for unpaid apartheid era bailout loans. The public protector had concluded that the SA government and the SA Reserve bank […]

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Parliamentary committee tackles Public Protector over state capture probe

PARLIAMENT, January 19 – Parliament’s portfolio committee on justice on Friday signalled its unhappiness with controversial Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane for calling for the scope of the judicial inquiry into state capture to be extended, a prospect widely dismissed as a delaying tactic to protect those implicated. The chairman of the committee, African National Congress […]

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ANC Women’s League welcomes state capture inquiry, calls for broad terms of reference

JOHANNESBURG, January 11  – The African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) has welcomed President Jacob Zuma’s decision to appoint a commission of inquiry into allegations of State capture, saying that all those found guilty of corruption should face the full wrath of the law. ANCWL secretary general, Meokgo Matuba, on Thursday said the league has […]

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South Africa’s central bank accuses public protector of abusing power

JOHANNESBURG, November 28 – South Africa’s central bank has accused Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane of abusing her power in a legal battle over a report she wrote condemning its handling of a 1980s-1990s bailout. Earlier this year, Mkhwebane said in a report the country’s then government and the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) failed to recover an […]