Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has been charged with three counts of perjury. She made a brief court appearance on Thursday. Accountability Now director Paul Hoffman laid out a complaint against her.
This came after the Constitutional Court upheld a 2019 High Court ruling that found Mkhwebane acted dishonestly during her investigation into an apartheid-era loan by the Reserve Bank to Bankorp, now part of Absa.
Her report into the matter was set aside and she lost an appeal to personally be held liable for a portion of the Reserve Bank’s legal costs. Mkhwebane is currently on a two-month sabbatical.
The case has been postponed to March 25 for the resolution of pre-trial issues.
Magistrate Adriaan Bekker confirms agreement to postpone the #BusisiweMkhwebane perjury trial to the 25th of March, to deal with pre-trial issues.
— Govan Whittles (@van1go) January 21, 2021