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Removing Mkhwebane from the advocates roll not a tall order – Advocate Hoffman

Public litigation institute Accountability Now director Advocate Paul Hoffman said on Monday that to have its plea to the Legal Practice Council (LPC) to strike Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane off the roll of advocates heeded, is “not a tall order”. Advocate Hoffman spoke to Polity in an exclusive interview referencing the recent Constitutional Court judgment, […]

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Zuma’s Zondo rambles may yet zap him – Hoffman

24th July 2019 by Chris Bateman Paul Hoffman, SC, applies his astute legal mind to former President Jacob Zuma’s evasive testimony with its shoal of red herrings and shot through with half-truths, extracting clues as to what Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo might find. The founder of Accountability Now starts by outlining, chapter and verse, several […]

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The powers of the Public Protector

By Paul Hoffman* Now that the high jinks of Busisiwe Mkhwebane, our current Public Protector, have been characterised as both dishonest and indicative of her incompetence by our highest court and by our long-suffering and chronically persecuted Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, it is an opportune time to take stock of what should be […]

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Request for Mkhwebane to be struck off advocates roll for ‘lying under oath’

Jul 22 2019 14:51 Tehillah Niselow, Fin24 Public Protector Adv Busisiwe Mkhwebane faces a request for her to be struck off the advocates roll by the Legal Practice Council following Monday morning’s Constitutional Court judgment which found she had acted in bad faith and put forward a “number of falsehoods” in the Absa/Bankorp case. Accountability […]

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Parliament asked to speed up Public Protector removal after ConCourt ruling

2019-07-22 15:13 Jan Gerber After a damning Constitutional Court ruling against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane on Monday, some political parties and civil society organisations want the parliamentary process to remove her from office expedited and struck off the advocates roll. The court upheld a personal costs order against Mkhwebane and, in a majority ruling, found […]

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Mkhwebane should be advised to resign, says pressure group

Accountability Now’s Advocate Paul Hoffman said that if Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane did not resign she could be impeached, face disciplinary action from the Legal Practice Council or face perjury charges. Gia Nicolaides | a day ago JOHANNESBURG – Pressure group Accountability Now said that if Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane was properly advised, she would resign from […]

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