Johannesburg – Bracing herself for more court battles amid an intensifying bid to remove her from office through Parliament, Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, threw another punch at her detractors by saying she will continue to do her job “without fear or favour”.
Speaking at the 7th Annual Spring Law Conference of Unisa, held in Johannesburg on Tuesday, Mkhwebane said the constant and costly court battles against her were meant to get her out of office.
She was twice ordered to personally pay legal costs, first in the Absa-bankorp matter and later in the Vrede farm matter.
In the Absa-Bankorp matter, the bill stands at around R900 000 and there are attempts by Democracy in Action to fundraise for her.
She said: “It’s difficult to remove the public protector, so the only way is to bankrupt her and make her unfit to hold office
By Ntsako Philmah Gana (Supplied)