In a statement on Monday, Public Protector Adv.
Busisiwe Mkhwebane welcomed the Western Cape High Court dismissing with costs an application by the Democratic Alliance (DA) for the court to compel her to produce, for inspection, a copy of her application for the position she previously held at the State Security Agency (SSA), and confirmation of her acceptance of the offer for the job. The DA had published and disseminated allegations that she was on the payroll of the SSA, was a spy and was appointed to perpetuate the capture of her office on behalf of former president Jacob Zuma. Mkhwebane wants the court to order the DA to issue a statement to be read during a press conference, declaring the allegations the party levelled against her as false,” said her spokesperson Oupa Segalwe. Mkhwebane’s view, the court’s stance that the documents required by the DA are irrelevant to the case at hand, is demonstrative of the fact that the party does not have a shred of evidence to substantiate its claims.
The DA has been ordered to file its answering affidavit in the main case within 15 days.