- Floyd Shivambu leapt to Busisiwe Mkhwebane's defence on social media
- This came after Madonsela criticised the Public Protector's issuing of a Section 7(9) notice against Pravin Gordhan
- Shivambu told Madonsela to "relax" and "allow the incumbent to do her job"
EFF Deputy-President Floyd Shivambu has publicly come to the defence of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.
This comes after Mkhwebane lashed out at critics over her treatment of Pravin Gordhan.
Mkhwebane asked if anyone had questioned the methods of former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.
Mkhwebane found that Gordhan had violated the Constitution by granting an early retirement payout to former Sars commissioner Ivan Pillay. Mkhwebane also recommended remedial action be taken against Gordhan as a result.
Additionally, Mkhwebane said that she had served Gordhan with a Section 7(9) notice - a move which Madonsela criticised, calling it "unprecedented", according to The Citizen.
Madonsela slammed the issuing of Section 7(9) notices, saying that while she was in office she had not announced such notice until the state capture report.
Shivambu then joined the fray. He told Madonsela to "relax" and "allow the incumbent to do her job".
He also warned Madonsela not to do or say anything that would change his opinion of her, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
However, Madonsela explained she believed Mkhwebane's claims to be inaccurate. As a result, Madonsela said she had the responsibility of defending herself and trying to set the record straight.
"I never announced that I'd issued a section 7(9) because that's prejudicial," Madonsela explained in a tweet.
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