- The ANC has slammed the planned protest against Busisiwe Mkhwebane
- A spokesperson for the party said the march was malicious
- The ANC also complained that its logo was being used on some posters for the protest
The ANC has distanced itself from a planned march against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.
A number of groups have come together under the banner of the Concerned Citizens Alliance to march against Mkhwebane.
ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe described the proposed protest as "ill-conceived".
The organizations involved intend to march to Mkhwebane's office and demand her removal as Public Protector, Briefly.co.za has gathered. This follows a string of legal defeats for Mkhwebane.
A spokesperson for the Alliance says that the group ahs serious concerns about the Public Protector's competence and integrity, according to Eyewitness News. For example, the spokesperson says that they believe that Mkhwebane is serving the interests of some of those who were responsible for state capture.
A number of posters for the march did the rounds on social media, some of which featured the ANC logo. The ANC has taken issue with this and demanded that its insignia be removed from all materials associated with the protest. Mabe added that the party might even take legal action over the issue.
Indeed, the spokesperson slammed the planned protest, calling it malicious. He added that he believed it was aimed at undermining the ANC.
He also said that the ANC had respect for all constitutional institutions such as the Public Protector and thus could not be party to any such protest.
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