Concourt CR17 Ruling Weakens Public Protector

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Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has been served another blow after the Constitutional Court handed down a scathing judgment which found that the Public Protector did not have the scope and powers to investigate the CR17 campaign. The campaign which was setup to secure support and funding for President Cyril Rmphosa’s election drive, controversially accepted half a million rand from the company Bosasa which has been implicated in so called State Capture. The Concourt court found President Ramaphosa did not willfully mislead parliament on the matter during a response in the National Assembly. Justice Chris Jafta noted that Mkhwebane had gotten the executive ethics code and the facts on the matter wrong. The Concourt ruling comes a day after it found former President Jacob Zuma in contempt of court and ordered him to 15-months in jail.

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