Marianne Thamm, Author at Latest News

There are no complete recordings, no disqualifications, says the head of the PP 194 investigation

On Monday, the committee chair, Qubudile Dyantyi, said the arrested PP had funneled just nine minutes of a one-hour conversation recorded during the “sting” into the “trap” of ANC MP Tina Jomat-Peterson on charges of bribery. And despite making a “full disclosure” including screenshots of WhatsApp communications between himself and Joemat-Pettersson, PP failed to do … Read more

SARS employee seen at EFF protesting after contact with illness loses his job

On 7 September 2020, while watching the 19:00 news on TV, SARS official Paul Manchu spotted at an EFF protest against Clicks in Sandton employee Benneth Mathebula, who had called in sick that morning. At the time, the Economic Freedom Fighters targeted 400 retailer branches in a nationwide protest over an advertisement for a hair … Read more

Mkhwebani asked how Magachol and Zwin brought down Freddy’s radar

Those who have been following the Section 194 impeachment investigation of Busisiwe Mkhwebani may remember “The Picture” — the moment that turned the tables in August 2022. Wearing a pair of pink leather Valentino Garavani Rockstud pumps, Mkhwebani posed shoulder to shoulder with Free State Chief Protector General Sphelo Samuel during a visit to Vrede’s … Read more

Seek to clarify the role of “Legal Counsel” Paul Ngobeni in the high-profile cases brought by Mkhwebani

Her use of both the Prevention and Control of Corrupt Activities (Precca) Act and the 2007 version of the Code of Ethics in lieu of the 2000 legislation in her investigation into then-Vice President Cyril Ramaphosa’s campaign finances were all opinions offered by Paul Ngobeni, evidence leaders noted Section 194. Ngobeni is not a senior … Read more

Mkhoebani failed to demonstrate possession of a classified IG report used in the SARS investigation

The suspended prosecutor has missed three deadlines to respond verbally or in writing to questions from panel members and evidence leads arising from the impeachment investigation. In doing so, she failed to defend herself in the face of overwhelming evidence of SSA involvement and other blurred lines and lapses in judgment during her costly and … Read more

Mkhibani leaves irrefutable evidence of the Reserve Bank debacle unanswered

No wonder the suspended Public Defender Busisiwe Mkhwebani appeared to have obliterated Investigation 194 as she was faced with a 119-page list of questions by evidence leaders seeking to clear up the vast silences and loopholes. It is these questions, as well as the damning evidence that has been put forward, that Mkhoebani has chosen … Read more