Mkhwebane to clarify inaccuracies in leaked Absa report

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane says that the leaking of the document damages the integrity of her office.

Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane briefs the media on her 100 days in the office of Public Protector. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN.

PRETORIA - Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane says any inaccuracies identified in the leaked report into Absa’s apartheid-era loan from the Reserve Bank will be clarified when the implicated parties respond to the draft report.

The advocate was speaking at a briefing on her first 100 days in office, where she also announced she has filed notice to oppose President Jacob Zuma’s application to review the State of Capture report.

The Public Protector is investigating billions of rands allegedly unlawfully loaned by the Reserve Bank to Bankorp, which later became Absa.

Mkhwebane has stressed that the leaked document is not a final report.

“Those inaccuracies will be clarified on 28 February when we received their inputs.”

She says the leaking of the document damages the integrity of her office.

“The report is still part of the investigation, it’s not a public document. People are being implicated and they need to make sure that they clear their names before the information is released.”

Mkhwebane has confirmed she has opened a criminal case to establish how the draft report was leaked to the media.

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(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)