- ANC Women's League head Bathabile Dlamini has come to Busisiwe Mkhwebane's defence
- The former minsiter insists that the Public Protected should be protected, criticising those who have become personal
- This comes as Mkhwebane faces backlash for her numerous court failures, where multiple reports put forward have been set aside
Former minister Bathabile Dlamini has come to Busisiwe Mkwhebane's defence after the Public Protector faced backlash over her most recent court loss.
Briefly.co.za reported that the Pretoria High Court had found Mkhwebane had turned a 'blind eye' towards the plight of the beneficiaries of the Estina project.
However, Dlamini insists that the Public Protector should be protected, blasting those who have made their critique personal:
"This other one must be protected too...she must be protected. What's sad is when people become personal and attack the persona of Mkhwebane, and we cannot hide our heads in the sand and keep quiet. This is wrong and it has happened to many other women before."
IOL reports that Bathabile had also come to the support of axed Durban mayor Zandile Gumede, accusing the ANC of a plot to remove women from power despite pending corruption charges against the KZN politician.
The ex-minister had issued a veiled threat to the ruling party, hinting that the ANCWL may break off to form a political party of their own.
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