UPDATE: Mkhwebane charged with perjury

* Editor's note: This article is updated each time new information becomes available.

JOHANNESBURG - Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has been charged with three counts of perjury.

She made a brief court appearance on Thursday.

READ: Mkhwebane confident of vindication in perjury case

Accountability Now director Paul Hoffman laid a complaint against her.

This was after the Constitutional Court upheld a 2019 High Court ruling that found Mkhwebane acted dishonestly during her investigation into an apartheid-era loan by the Reserve Bank to Bankorp, now part of Absa.

READ: Mkhwebane: I am being attacked from every quarter

Her report into the matter was set aside and she lost an appeal that she personally be held liable for a portion of the Reserve Bank's legal costs.

Mkhwebane is currently on a two-month sabbatical.

The case has been postponed to 25 March for the resolution of pre-trial issues.


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