Parliament's Justice Committee has confirmed it's received a letter from Absa's legal representatives, accusing Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane of lying to Members of Parliament.
Mkhwebane appeared before the committee 6 March to explain details in her report into the apartheid-era bailout of Bankorp.
The Business Day reported the letter points out a number of instances in which the Public Protector had misled Parliament.
Justice Portfolio Committee Chairperson Mathole Motshekga says: “We have received a letter from Absa, alleging that the Public Protector has lied. We have written to her to ask her comments on the allegations before that we can take the matter forward.”