- Business Leadership SA and COSATU have all joined in the mounting calls for Busisiwe Mkhwebane to be removed from office
- This comes as Parliament begins the process of determining the rules to follow when impeaching a Public Protector
- Both entities accused Mkhwebane of exhibiting political bias in her work
Business Leadership and ANC ally COSATU has joined the calls to ax Busisiwe Mkhwebane as Public Protector.
BLSA CEO Busisiwe Mavuso accused the Public Protector of political bias and using her office to 'derail the focus of the country', reports News24.
The Congress of South African Trade Unions ( COSATU) displayed similar feelings towards Mkhwebane with Solly Phetoe agreeing that she displayed political bias, announcing their support for those questioning her abilities, reports The Citizen.
Phetoe commented on the challenges facing the Public Protector at a recent media briefing, saying that:
“We call on all affected parties to use legal processes to challenge its findings if they have any objections and for the national parliament to play its oversight role in protecting the integrity of that strategic institution of our democracy."
Briefly.co.za reported that Busisiwe Mkhwebane had recently withdrawn her application to challenge a ruling finding her report on Pravin Gordhan 'vague and nonsensical'.
Her recent spat of court losses resulted in the Democratic Alliance leading the effort to force Parliament's hand at removing her. As this was a process that has never before been undertaken, it has caused somewhat of a delay.
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