Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has stated she will oppose president Jacob Zuma’s attempt to have the State Capture report reviewed.
Speaking at a media briefing, Mkhwebane criticised the government on a number of issues adding that she will oppose applications made by the president and other parties to have her predecessor’s report reviewed and potentially rendered null.
President Zuma has attempted to stall the implementation of guidelines and recommendation set forth by the State Capture report for the last few months presenting the most recent bid last week in the Gauteng High Court.
The Public Protector has come under fire recently for not publishing reports on State Capture related complaints lodged by various civic society groups and opposition parties.
Mkhwebane has held the position of Public Protector for 8 months in which her neutrality and objectivity have been questioned, specifically after a statement released in which she looked to “build a friendlier relationship with government”.