Mkhwebane dealt another legal blow

Busisiwe Mkhwebane

File: Suspended Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. AFP/Phill Magakoe

JOHANNESBURG - There's been another legal blow for Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

The Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed Mkhwebane's request to review the decision to dismiss her SARS Investigative Unit report.

READ: High Court sets aside Mkhwebane's SARS 'rogue unit' report

SCA President Mandisa Maya found there were no special circumstances to reconsider the judgment.

Her report on the so-called SARS rogue unit was slammed by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria in December 2020.

READ: SARS 'rogue unit' report set aside

The report implicated former SARS Commissioner Pravin Gordhan in the unit.

The high court found the report's claims were baseless, mainly because Mkhwebane's conclusion was based on discredited reports, and that it failed at every point.


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