ANC Secretary-General, Ace Magashule, feels that the Public Protector's office should be respected and defended it against his comrades who questions Busisiwe Mkhwebane's decisions.
Ace Magashule, the ANC's Secretary-General, has come out to defend Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane's office from some of his own comrades.
They have questioned whether some of her decisions are politically motivated and that she is operating as a 'hired gun'.
"The position of the ANC is that we respect Chapter 9 institutions. We may disagree with her, agree or whatever… People have said we must leave the judiciary, the legislature and Chapter 9 institutions to do their work."
This comes after Mkhwebane caused quite the stir when decided to investigate President Ramaphosa for alleged money laundering of about R400 million, as reported on by News24.
Solly Mapaila, the SACP's first deputy president, called the Public Protector a hired gun who works for "rogue units".
Briefly.co.za gathered that Magashule feels the ANC must be consistent to make sure the Public Protector's office remains respected.
"I don't know what comrade Solly has, what information he has… I can't speak on his behalf. What I can say on behalf of the ANC, is we must respect that office even if we have our own views because tomorrow when something happens, we shall have taught South Africa not to respect these institutions, we need to be consistent here."
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