Busisiwe Mkhwebane and me – Tebogo Kekana

Tebogo Kekana |

20 July 2022

Text of the affidavit by official documenting improper behaviour within the Office of the Public Protector


I, the undersigned,


state under oath that:

1. I am an adult male living in Pretoria, employed in the office of the Public Protector of South Africa (“Public Protector”) as a Senior Investigator. I am a qualified attorney and an officer of the Court.

2. The facts contained in this affidavit are within my personal knowledge, unless it appears otherwise from the context, and are both true and correct.


3. Where I make any legal submissions, I do so on the advice of my legal representatives.


4. The purpose of this affidavit is to place on record, and make a protected disclosure regarding several instances of what I consider to be improper behaviour within the office of the Public Protector under the leadership of the current incumbent of the office, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane (“Advocate Mkhwebane”). I make this allegation based on my personal knowledge and experience working directly under Advocate Mkhwebane in the circumstances I describe below.

5. This affidavit seeks to make a protected disclosure pursuant to the Protected Disclosures Act 26 of 2000 (“PDA”) in that it discloses information regarding the conduct of my employer (being the Public Protector) which, in my view, is irregular and improper. I believe that this disclosure complies with the conditions contained in section 9(2) of the PDA.