"The time is over for giving Mkhwebane the benefit of the doubt"

Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane has the public divided on whether or not she would follow in her predecessor Thuli Madonsela's shoes, fighting state corruption relentlessly.

Since Mkhwebane assumed the role of Public Protector, many have accused her of being captured.

In a recent column, Judith February, governance specialist, columnist, and lawyer says Mkhwebane cannot be trusted.

February writes:

Why would we trust her when she has now inserted herself into a controversial debate about the role and function of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB)? Given the delicate political moment South Africa is in and the many charlatans who have their hands on the levers of power, her intervention was naïve at best and deliberately destructive at worst.

The time is over for giving her the benefit of the doubt.

Judith February, governance specialist, columnist and lawyer

Also read: Legal expert: No comparison between Madonsela and Mkhwebane recommendations

She has ordered the democratically elected Parliament to initiate legislation. She has used the words 'must' and 'will' and she has no power to do that.

Judith February, governance specialist, columnist and lawyer

Read: Absa: Public Protector has not explained her different findings to Davis panel

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