Calls mount for Public Protector's head

Calls are mounting for the Public Protector to be removed off the advocates' roll after the Constitutional Court found she acted in bad faith and lied under oath in the Absa payout saga. Courtesy of #DSTV403

JOHANNESBURG - Pressure on Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is increasing as one rights group is challenging her legal standing as an advocate.

Accountability Now wants her struck off the roll of advocates.

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The court found she lied under oath regarding the Reserve Bank and Bankorp case.

It's yet another strike in her rocky time in office

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The organisation's director, advocate Paul Hoffman, said advocates who commit perjury are not fit people to remain on the roll of advocates.

"Essentially, in polite language, the Constitutional Court has said she is guilty of the crime of perjury."

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In June, the Financial Sector Conduct Authority challenged a report.

The organisation wants the North Gauteng High Court to set aside Mkhwebane's findings of impropriety and maladministration against former board executive Dube Tshidi.

It says the manner in which she conducted her investigation shows perceived bias, bad faith, and ulterior motives.

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