Public Protector opens criminal case against Ismail Abramjee

Public Protector Adv. Busisiwe Mkhwebane will on Thursday, May 05, 2022 visit Brooklyn Police Station near Hatfield in Pretoria to lay criminal charges against Mr Ismail Abramjee and his accomplice(s).

This follows an unfortunate text message Mr Abramjee sent over a week ago to the lead senior counsel for the Speaker of the National Assembly and the Chairperson of the Section 194 Committee, both of whom are parties in the Public Protector’s postponed application concerning the Section 194 process in the Western Cape High Court.

In the text message, Mr Abramjee indicated that he had it “on good authority” that the Constitutional Court had decided to dismiss the Public Protector’s rescission application in respect of its decision of 04 February 2022 and that the court was to make the decision public before last Friday. This suggested that the apex court’s decision was leaked to Mr Abramjee before it could be made public.

The decision in question has a profound bearing on the proceedings before the Western Cape High Court. The leaking of such sensitive information, if established, will also have a huge bearing on the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary.

The Public Protector’s visit will take place as follows:

Date : Thursday, May 05, 2022

Time : 13:00

Venue : Brooklyn Police Station

Published Date: 
Wednesday, May 4, 2022