Sarb triumphs over public protector in latest ruling

Lesetja Kganyago
Lesetja Kganyago, Sarb governor: fierce defence
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South Africa’s high court has ruled against the nation’s public protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, dismissing portions of a report that found Absa Bank owed the government R1.25 billion ($107 million) and concluding a long-running stand-off with the central bank.

In a final ruling held at North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on February 16, judge Cynthia Pretorius found Mkhwebane’s report to be biased, deeming her remedial action unlawful while ordering her to personally pay some of her opponents’

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