Public Protector says she wants protection from attacks by MPs

Public Protector says she wants protection from attacks by MPs

- Busisiwe Mkhwebane has written to Thandi Modise, asking the Speaker to intervene to protect the Public Protector from attacks

- Mkhwebane has complained that many MPs have criticised her

- Some ANC and DA politicians, among others, have slammed Mkhwebane

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Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane says that she wants protection from MPs.

This comes as Mkbwebane has complained that she has been under attack from various politicians.

The Public Protector says that she has written a letter to National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise requesting her intervention in this regard.

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Mkhwebane is correct that she has been criticised significantly by MPs and other figures in recent weeks. Indeed, her attacks have have come from across the political spectrum. For example, the DA has called for an inquiry into her fitness to hold office, while Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has slammed her investigation into Cyril Ramaphosa for being overly-politicised.

Mkhwebane is sure to face more grilling on Wednesday, when she is scheduled to appear before Parliament to discuss her plans for the coming months, according to Times Live.

Nevertheless, the Public Protector has hit back at her critics, saying that they have "unfairly" disrespected her work, has gathered. 

"People accuse me of many things without any basis," Mkhwebane said.

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While she has faced much criticism, Mkhwebane is not without her supporters either. The EFF has called for Mkhwebane to be given space to conduct her work, while ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has urged ANC members to show respect to the Public Protector's office.

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