- ATM leader, Vuyo Zungula, has donated an unknown amount to the Public Protector fund
- Zungula believes that SA Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, has been “personally attacked” over the last while
- The ATM leader explained that he wished to show his support for Mkhwebane
African Transformation Movement (ATM) leader, Vuyo Zungula, came forward recently to make a donation to the Public Protector fund.
This act by Zungula was made as a way to support the embattled SA Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, IOL reported.
According to the ATM leader, Mkhwebane has been “personally attacked”.
“Advocate Mkhwebane has been personally attacked and this is beyond disagreeing with the institution. It’s a personal attack meant to make her not to do her work without fear or favour. This is because the ruling class wants to maintain the status quo and ensure no-one ever goes against them. As a South African who wants equal treatment and all to be equal in the country, it is my duty to support people who are victimised when doing their job,” Zungula stated.
The Public Protector has been the centre of some controversy recently, after she initiated a number of cases, including a probe into South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa’s shady funding for his 2017 campaign.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier this month that Seswantsho Lebeya, Hawks boss, confirmed that the unit is currently probing Mkhwebane, after charges were laid by Accountability Now's advocate, Paul Hoffman.
This is not the first time that Zungula and ATM have voiced support for SA’s public protector.
Zungula claims that the court should not have issued a cost order against Mkhwebane, as her role is semi-judicial, and this order has not been made to judges.
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