Former PP Mkhwebane files court papers over gratuity payment

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Former Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane has filed papers in the High Court in Pretoria over the payment of a gratuity, which she argues is due to her.

Mkhwebane was impeached in September last year, a few weeks before the end of her 7-year term in office as the head of the Chapter 9 body.

Mkhwebane is asking the court to declare the conduct of the Office of the Public Protector and its head, Advocate Kholeka Gcaleka in its refusal to pay the gratuity as unconstitutional and invalid.

The Office of the Public Protector has confirmed it has received papers.

Acting Spokesperson Ndili Msoki elaborates, “Following numerous media inquiries regarding the payment of a gratuity to the Former Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, the Public Protector South Africa confirms that it has received Advocate Mkhwebane’s court papers and will attend to the matter accordingly. No further comment will be made regarding this matter at this time.”