Mkhwebane must just go now

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- citizen.co.za | a month ago

There have always been questions about whether Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is protecting the public or publicly protecting those in and around the state capture web.

The probe she launched into the Estina dairy farm project in Vrede in the Free State was always going to be the acid test of where her loyalties – or capabilities – lay. The DA and the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (Casac) dragged her to court to have her report on the project set aside because, in the words of the DA, it was a “whitewash”.

At least R200 million in public funds meant for emerging black farmers in Vrede – and provided by the Free State government of the then premier, Ace Magashule – allegedly flowed to Estina, a company linked to the controversial Gupta family.

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