Durban - Three weeks after launching a fundraising drive to raise R900 000 in order to pay for Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s legal costs, the drive had netted R107 000 by Saturday.
The fundraising campaign got another boost when it was allowed to solicit donations using Thundafunda, a leading South African crowdfunding platform for innovation and the creative economy. The platform allows people to donate anonymously.
According to Thabo Mtsweni, the chairperson of Democracy in Action, the civic organisation driving the fundraising campaign, they are on track to raising the R900 000 within the next three months.
“By yesterday (Saturday) when we checked we had raised about R107 000,” Mtsweni said.
The costs were personally levied on Mkhwebane by the Constitutional Court last month after it agreed with a North Gauteng High Court ruling that she did not do an honourable investigation in the Absa-Bankorp apartheid era bailout matter.