Bu­sisiwe Mkhwe­bane

Sunday Times - - Opinion -

Thuli’s shoes are so hard to fill

The last time she got this ac­co­lade, pub­lic pro­tec­tor Bu­sisiwe Mkhwe­bane threat­ened to open a crim­i­nal case against Hogarth — which earned her an­other Mampara of the Week award. She seems to be keen to col­lect as many as pos­si­ble, and im­prove her chances of walk­ing away with the Mampara of the Year tro­phy. Af­ter the NPA de­clined to pur­sue the case against pub­lic en­ter­prises min­is­ter Pravin Gord­han, it has emerged that Mkhwe­bane feels that the for­mer min­is­ter of fi­nance still has a case to an­swer. So Gord­han has to ap­pear be­fore this Mampara and give the same ex­pla­na­tion he gave to the Hawks about the early re­tire­ment of Ivan Pil­lay, for­mer act­ing com­mis­sioner of the South African Rev­enue Ser­vice. If the NPA found no ba­sis to pros­e­cute, what is this Mampara hop­ing to un­cover? Don’t be sur­prised if her next in­ves­ti­ga­tion is a probe of how she scored the Mampara prize this week.

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