The African National Congress wants its members to stop publicly critising Busisiwe Mkhwebane. The ruling party wants leaders to stop undermining the office of the Public Protector.
The ANC wants members to show a little restraint and give Mkhwebane space to do her work.
Pule Mabe, spokesperson for the party, didn't go into specifics, but called for restraint in the matter:
“We call on everyone to make sure that they exercise restraint and refrain from making public pronouncements that might otherwise undermine or compromise the very standing on the Public Protector. We’ve got a duty as the ANC to uphold the Constitution.”
Briefly.co.za reported that the Public Protector had garnered mixed reactions over the manner in which she has carried out her work, with some dubbing her actions as politically motivated.
Meanwhile, Kebby Maphatsoe says ministers who have dubbed the Public Protector as incompetent are undermining the Constitution, reports EWN.
The head of the party's Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association commented:
“Overall, we took oaths as Members of Parliament that we’ll respect the Constitution, so, by going out in public, undermining the oath that we took of respecting the Constitution. So, you’re undermining the oath that we just took.”
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