Mkhwebane: Parliament has no legal basis to remove Public Protector

Mkhwebane: Parliament has no legal basis to remove Public Protector

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane says that she won't be going anywhere any time soon. Mkhwebane is adamant that the recent court rulings against her lacked the gravity to see Parliament removing her.

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The Public Protector is adamant that she will be 'going nowhere', at least as far as the 'near future' is concerned.

Mkhwebane is convinced that her recent succession of court loses lack the punch that Parliament would need to remove her:

“How many decisions of courts are overturned? The very same Judge [Sulet] Potterill, I heard 17 judgments were overturned in the Supreme Court of Appeal and she is still there."

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The Democratic Alliance requested Parliament's justice committee to consider establishing an inquiry into Mkhwebane's ability to hold office. Mkhwebane has vowed to take legal action, should the committee move forward with the process.

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