The overall judgment… points out that these [contractionary statements] are simply lies… She said one thing and the evidence revealed another thing…— Dr Cathy Powell, Associate Professor in Public Law - University of Cape Town
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane must pay 15% of the South African Reserve Bank’s legal fees in the “Bankorp lifeboat matter” with her own money, the Constitutional Court ruled on Monday, upholding a High Court order.
Justice Sisi Khampepe was scathing in her judgment.
…the Public Protector acted in bad faith… put forward a number of falsehoods…including misrepresenting under oath…— Justice Sisi Khampepe
Listen to the interview in the audio below (and scroll down for more quotes from it).
…. nobody doing a public job appropriately is going to get sanctioned for it… She made lots of mistakes and also lied… even Mogoeng’s [minority] judgment admitted incompetence…— Dr Cathy Powell, Associate Professor in Public Law - University of Cape Town
[Does the fact that there is dissent give her protection?] Yes, it does… It should be a question of fact… but it’s not only a question of fact…— Dr Cathy Powell, Associate Professor in Public Law - University of Cape Town
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