Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is well within her rights to take the DA to court, says the party.
A strident minister of finance says in court papers no responsible government could act on a report by ex-British spies.
She's been in office for 100 days, and it ain't looking good.
Yes, the issue of apartheid reparations is real, but this may explain why Absa doesn't in fact need to pay back the money.
Barend du Plessis was finance minister during the Bankorp saga. He says there's no hope of re-examining the issue.
"The report was written and never published, that is the issue."
Advocate Tshiwalule Livhuwani is the second heavyweight corruption-buster joining the Herman Mashaba-run City of Johannesburg.
The report the public protector uses as basis for her explosive Absa recommendations says the Ruperts helped facilitate the deal.
It might be a provisional report, but Busisiwe Mkhwebane is pretty clear: the country's biggest bank owes the fiscus money.
If you know nothing about the new public protector, here are five things you can recite at the supper table.