Public Protector to challenge Estina Dairy Farm High Court ruling

The High Court ruled that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane failed South Africans by turning a blind eye to the irregularities in the Gupta-linked Estina Dairy Farm report.

But Mkhwebane is determined to fight the ruling.

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Judge Ronel Tolmay's ruling could very likely be used against her in the planned parliamentary inquiry into her fitness to hold office.

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Tiso Black Star specialist reporter Karyn Maughan speaks to Bongani Bingwa.

Maughan says when the parliamentary inquiry finally happens, MKhwebane will face questions about her competence.

The ruling by Judge Ronel Tolmay is very powerful ammunition for people who say she simply shouldn't be in the job.

Karyn Maughan, Specialist reporter - Tiso Black Star

Mkhwebane has cited the reason for challenging the ruling is because she believes the judge acted with extreme censure towards her, explains Maughan.

Mkhwebane says she didn't have the accurate list to verify the list of beneficiaries to make an assessment on how they had been affected.

Karyn Maughan, Specialist reporter - Tiso Black Star

The public outcry over Mkhwebane's failure to investigate key players such as Ace Magashule and Mosebenzi Zwane about the Estina case is the real issue facing her, says Maughan.

This fightback...is really about her saying that these findings on her character and professionalism simply aren't fair.

Karyn Maughan, Specialist reporter - Tiso Black Star

Listen below to the full interview:


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