Durban - As the legal problems engulfing the Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane continues to divide the nation, one organisation believes that Mkhwebane is being “bullied” through an “untransformed judiciary”.
Durban-based Federation of Radical Economic Transformation (FRET) told a media briefing in Durban on Tuesday that the language of Judge Sulet Potterill to describe Mkhwebane’s findings against Gordhan on Monday show that the courts are still dominated by people who are not suitable to administer justice.
The federation’s president, Malusi Zondi, said as a result of that, they are pleading with South Africans to support Mkhwebane and those who can afford to donate money to the fund, do so.
The fund is meant to raise R900 000 to foot her legal bills after the Constitutional Court ruled that she must personally pay the legal cost of the ABSA/Bankorp matter.
“We note the abuse of courts and process of judicial review by people who were found wanting by Public Protector. This can be traced from the current stance of challenging every report that is released by the office of the Public Protector which is under the leadership of Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane,”Zondi said.