Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane celebrated her 50th birthday earlier this month. Picture: Supplied
Belated happy birthday, Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Turning 50 is such a memorable milestone in one’s life.

I notice, however, that not everyone appears to be celebrating the occasion, especially those offended by your choice of guests at your recent birthday bash.

Some have complained that among the guests were controversial figures, including a few who are the subject of investigations by your office. They say you should have known better than to invite people like former mineral resources minister Mosebenzi Zwane who’s believed to have played a major role in the controversial Estina dairy farm project from which the gluttonous Guptas raked in millions.

Some people also raised eyebrows that former senior NPA prosecutor Nomgcobo Jiba got the nod. Wasn’t she the one who was fired by President Cyril Ramaphosa last April after a judicial inquiry?

Probably a case of the enemy of my enemy being my friend.