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Aug 25, 2020 • 13 tweets • 3 min read
THREAD: With the PP’s help, a Northern Cape widow has successfully clawed-back R262 000 in spousal pension benefits, which she had lost to another woman who claimed to have been married—under customary law—to the widow’s deceased civil servant husband.
She approached the PP in 2016, alleging that the Government Pension Administration Agency (GPAA) short-changed her when it paid her a once-off gratuity of R117 709, which amounted to half the pension benefits she should have received after her husband’s passing.
Mar 9, 2020 • 64 tweets • 10 min read
THREAD: The Gauteng Division of the High Court in Pretoria will on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at 10H00, hand down judgment on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s application to have the findings and remedial action of PP @AdvBMkhwebane in the Bosasa donation matter reviewed and set aside.
The full bench of the court led by Judge President Dunstan Mlambo heard arguments on the matter last month, 6 months after Judge Peter Mabuse granted the President an urgent interdict to have the implementation of PP’s remedial action stayed pending the outcome of the review.
Mar 6, 2020 • 20 tweets • 4 min read
THREAD: Earlier today the High Court in Pretoria heard arguments between the PP and SARS on whether the revenue collector is permitted and required to withhold taxpayer information from the PP and whether her subpoena powers extend to taxpayer information.
This comes after the PP unsuccessfully subpoenaed former President Jacob Zuma's tax information from SARS as part of her investigation of allegations that Mr. Zuma received monthly payments of R1m from a Durban-based security company while he was President.
Mar 4, 2020 • 10 tweets • 3 min read
[TUNE IN] PP @AdvBMkhwebane is a guest of @AldrinSampear on @Powerfm987’s #POWERTalk this morning at 10:00.
PP: I knew what I was getting myself into when I accepted this position.The person who nominated me said I have the capability. My mother was initially not supportiveShe was worried that I’d be under pressure, that people would swear at me, given how some treated my predecessor.
Feb 11, 2020 • 25 tweets • 4 min read
THREAD: We are in the Pretoria High Court this week where Judge Phillip Coppin is hearing an application by the Institute for Accountability in Southern Africa (IASA) that @AdvBMkhwebane should be declared unfit and proper person to hold office or that she abused her office.
Apart from the office of the PP and @AdvBMkhwebane, the respondents are the President, the Speaker of the National Assembly, the Chair of the Portfolio Committee on Justice and the EFF, which will make arguments while the rest have opted to abide by the court’s decision.
Sep 17, 2019 • 115 tweets • 15 min read
Public Protector @AdvBMkhwebane is this morning scheduled to address the 7th @unisa Annual Spring Law Conference in Muldersdrift
PP @AdvBMkhwebane currently addressing BLA Student Chapter at Unisa
PP: Let me express a word of gratitude to the Student Chapter of the Black Lawyers Association here at UNISA for putting issues affecting women high up on the agenda when there are many other issues of a legal nature that could have been discussed.
Jun 7, 2019 • 96 tweets • 10 min read
PP @AdvBMkhwebane currently addressing SA Sheriff Society event in Mpumalanga
PP: Thanks to SASS for extending an invite to my office
May 28, 2019 • 28 tweets • 5 min read
THREAD: PP @AdvBMkhwebane has found as irregular the City of Tshwane's appointment of former senior executives, Ms. Marietha Aucamp, Mr. Samkelo Mgobozi & Mr. Stephane Adriaan de Villiers in that the trio had not met the minimum requirements for their respective positions.
The findings follow a complaint by the leader of the opposition in the City Council, Cllr. Mapiti Matsena, who had leveled allegations of maladministration, abuse of power, fraud, irregular appoints and corruption against the City and former Executive Mayor, Mr. Solly Msimanga.
Feb 28, 2019 • 71 tweets • 9 min read
Thread: Public Protector Adv. Busisiwe Mkhwebane addressing the media
Adv. Mkhwebane: I have called this briefing to bring to the attention of the people of SA the challenges my office goes through when it seeks to do what the constitution expects us to do