- John Steenhuisen has spoken up about Parliament’s lack of decision to launch a public enquiry into Busisiwe Mkhwebane
- The DA first wrote to Baleka Mbete last year requesting Parliament to institute a process to remove Mkhwebane from office
- The DA has accused Mkhwebane of misconduct, incapacity or incompetence
DA chief whip John Steenhuisen spoke out on Thursday about the slow progress in Parliament’s decision whether or not to launch a public enquiry into Busisiwe Mkhwebane.
He urged Parliament to prioritise the matter and to deal with it quickly. He added that it was last year that the party first wrote to Baleka Mbete requesting action in this matter, and no decision has been reached as yet.
One of the major issues brought to light by the DA is their claim that Mkhwebane grossly abused her powers when recommending that the Constitution be amended to alter the mandate of the Reserve Bank.
Mkhwebane is not new to the news and Briefly.co.za’s article Mkhwebane accused of shielding Ace and others from corruption investigation, reported that:
- Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has been accused of altering reports on the Estina dairy farm scandal to shield Ace Magashule and Mosebenzi Zwane
- Lawson Naidoo from the Council for the Advancement of the SA Constitution (Casac) alleges Mkhwebane made fundamental changes to the reports made by her predecessor
- The allegations relate to the now infamous Estina dairy farm in the Free State which was looted by the Gupta family to the tune of R250 million
Steenhuisen argued that the party should be allowed to make a submission as to why Mkhwebane should be removed. “I don’t think a committee should have the prerogative to simply ignore it, particularly given the gravity of the complaint.”
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