These, Tebele told the inquiry, were not enough to warrant a view that the quality of reports produced by the office of the public protector under Mkhwebane had been poor.
One would first have to juxtapose the number of reports that have been set aside against those that have not to come to such a conclusion.
“That is a subject of statistics. If the honourable member can say there are 100 reports that were issued by the current public protector and 70% of those reports the courts found them wanting, because I don’t have the statistics I’m unable to make to what you’re saying,” Tebele said.
DA MP Kevin Mileham pressed Tebele on whether, given the facts, he stands by his statement that the quality of the reports did not decline.
As an example, Mileham referred to the Gordhan report where he said the court found Mkhwebane had inserted her own words in defining the executive ethics code that were not accurate.