PRETORIA - The Public Protector's legal representative argued at the North Gauteng High Court on Wednesday that the Democratic Alliance has a vendetta against Busisiwe Mkhwebane and always compare her to her predecessor, Thuli Madonsela.
"The DA has never supported the appointment of this Public Protector.... which was free, fair and open," said Advocate Vuyani Ngalwana.
Ngalwana made this assertion during an application brought by the DA and the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution to have Mkhwebane's report on the Vrede Dairy Farm project reviewed and set aside.
Ngalwana said the court should not grant the DA the application: "The DA wants to remove her from office and is using the courts to get it's way."
Mkhwebane received backlash for the report when she released it early this year. The criticism was largely based on the fact that critical politicians were not interviewed for the report.