Mkhwebane expected to lay criminal charges against Ismail Abramjee and his ‘accomplices’

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Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is expected to lay criminal charges against self-described legal commentator, Ismail Abramjee and what she calls his  ‘accomplices’, at the Brooklyn police station in Pretoria on Thursday.

The charges relate to the text message Abramjee sent to the lead senior counsel for the Speaker of the National Assembly and the chair of the Section 194 Committee. They are both parties in the Public Protector’s postponed application concerning the Section 194 process in the Western Cape High Court.

The process relates to her removal as Public Protector. In the text message, Abramjee indicated that he had it “on good authority” that the Constitutional Court had decided to dismiss the Public Protector’s rescission application.

Mkhwebane suggests that the apex court’s decision was leaked to Abramjee before it could be made public.

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