Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has responded to comments made by Tito Mboweni by reporting him to President Cyril Ramaphosa. This follows the Finance Minister telling media representatives that he would be taking her report on Dondo Mogajane on judicial review and that he was not confident in her capabilities.
Busisiwe Mkhwebane has announced that she will be writing to President Cyril Ramaphosa, as well as National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete, to report Tito Mboweni for undermining her and her office.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier today that the Finance Minister had revealed he would be taking on her finding that disciplinary action should be taken against National Treasury Director-General Dondo Mogajane.
In 2018 Mkhwebane had found Mogajane had failed to disclose his speeding record when applying for his current position.
According to Eyewitness News, the Finance Minister has said that, while he respects the office, the Public Protector is wrong.
Acting spokesperson for the Public Protector, Oupa Segalwe, has responded to the matter,saying:
"The president has already pronounced on this matter that he is taking action against Mr Mogajane. It is therefore strange that the minister is contradicting the president. The Public Protector will be writing to the president and the Speaker to report ministers who tend to interfere in the functioning of her office in a clear violation of Section 181 of the Constitution."
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