Busisiwe Mkhweban commenting on Sunday Times report which stated that she is after her predecessor following a report that she lodged a case with the police.
Speaking through her spokeswoman Kgalalelo Masibi, who said in a statement that its not true her boss is going after Thuli, but stated that that she opened a case at the Police requesting that an investigation be launch following the leak;
“It is not true that Adv. Mkhwebane laid charges against her predecessor. Instead‚ she opened a case at the Brooklyn Police Station in Pretoria‚ requesting an investigation into the alleged leaks to establish if they amount to a breach of section 7(2) of the Public Protector Act‚”
“In addition to these‚ Adv. Mkhwebane received a media enquiry from Noseweek magazine‚ in which the publication claimed to be in possession of a recording of her predecessor’s meeting with Ms Mentor‚ also relating to the ‘State Capture’ investigation.”
“In order to maintain the credibility of the Public Protector South Africa and for the people to trust the institution we need to safeguard whatever evidence such people‚ including whistle-blowers‚ give to us‚” Mkhwebane said.