Explainer: Why removing Mkhwebane from office won't be simple

Explainer: Why removing Mkhwebane from office won't be simple

- Busisiwe Mkhwebane is facing a renewed call for her removal this week, with Parliament meeting today to discuss the process involved

- The Democratic Alliance is bringing forward their second motion for the Public Protector's axing

- However, while John Steenhuisen says it is a clear-cut decision, it won't be as easy as proving she's incompetent

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Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is under Parliament's spotlight this morning, with the Democratic Alliance leading the way for her removal.

Briefly.co.za reported that Mkhwebane had irked the opposition party, prompting the motion for her to be stripped of her office.

Speaking to eNCA, DA Chief Whip John Steenhuisen explains that while Mkhwebane has spent large amounts of taxpayer's coin on 'frivolous' legal battles, they will have their work cut out removing her from her throne atop the Chapter 9 institution.

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The justice committee will be meeting today to discuss the opposition party's request to remove Mkhwebane after Speaker Thandi Modise referred the matter to them.

While the matter will be discussed today, IOL reports that it will likely be referred to the rules committee. Modise had recently told the programming committee that a process should be drawn up to guide the issue of removing a Public Protector.

While putting forward varying opinions on Mkhwebane's competency, political parties agreed that the rules committee should spearhead developing a process.

In a nutshell, Mkhwebane's departure has been delayed by a litany of red tape but Steenhuisen remains adamant that the DA will be putting pressure on Parliament to ensure the matter is finalised soon

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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