- SA Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane has come forward to warn National Assembly Speaker, Thandi Modise, that she will take her to court if Parliament proceeds with investigations into the Public Protector
- Modise has claimed that Mkhwebane is not fit to hold office
- Mkhwebane has subsequently written an extensive letter to the National Assembly Speaker, accusing her of violating the rules of Parliament
South Africa’s Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, recently sent a strongly-worded letter to National Assembly Speaker, Thandi Modise.
In this document, the Public Protector warned Modise that she will take the National Assembly Speaker to court if Parliament goes ahead with the investigation into Mkhwebane’s fitness as Public Protector.
According to EWN, Mkhwebane told Modise that, by going ahead with the inquiry, she would be violating Section 194 of the Constitution, as well as the rules of Parliament.
Modise heeded requests made by the Democratic Alliance to initiate an investigation into Mkhwebane.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier this year that many of Public Protector Mkhwebane’s decisions and reports have been met with controversy and have contributed to a divide in the African National Congress (ANC).
Last month, Mkhwebane was criticised for giving certain politicians a free pass in a dodgy tender deal.
Parliamentary spokesperson, Moloto Mothapo told media representatives that Modise intends to proceed with the Parliamentary investigation into Mkwebane’s fitness as Public Protector.
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