- Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has denied any malice towards President Cyril Ramaphosa and Pravin Gordhan
- The embattled Mkhwebane says she is simply going about her constitutionally mandated business
- This comes after a former employee accused her of operating in the interests of her own career
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has defended herself against claims of political interference.
Briefly.co.za reported that a former employee of Mkhwebane's office had accused the head of slanting investigations to suit her own agenda.
The Public Protector has denied hating Minister Pravin Gordhan and President Cyril Ramaphosa, both of which faced adverse reports issued against them, IOL reports.
Instead, Mkhwebane insists she is executing her duties, without fear or favour, and investigating complaints laid against top government officials:
“We check what happened, what should have happened, what the law is saying and we deal with evidence."
Nevertheless, Mkhwebane is facing a motion in Parliament for her removal after a slew of court losses.
The Public Protector feels her cases should be afforded the same protection as South African judges, who aren't personally liable for costs when putting forward a ruling that is later overturned.
Despite her views, politicians are adamant that her alleged incompetence is cause enough for Mkhwebane to be declared unfit for office.
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