- ANC MP Supra Mahumapelo has come out in Busisiwe Mkhwebane's defence
- The politician is adamant the motion for the Public Protector's removal will not be backed by the ANC
- Mahumapelo also feels that Mkhwebane has done a brilliant job, despite a string of court failures
Supra Mahumapelo is evidently behind Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane as a Parliamentary process to determine her continued tenor is underway.
Commenting on the situation, Mahumapelo was adamant Mkhwebane's removal is simply 'not going to happen':
“It's not going to happen and I thought we must make it very clear, it's not going to happen."
Mahumapelo is adamant that the ANC would not support the DA-led motion, accusing the opposition party of attempting to divide the ruling party.
The politician is adamant that the Public Protector was doing a 'marvellous' job, despite the unprecedented motion against her:
“Very soon we are going to release what some of us have done as analysis of the performance of the office of public protector, factual reasons why the public protector cannot go because she has done very, very well. It's not an official ANC position but according to me the public protector has done a sterling job."
Mahumapelo seemed convinced the ruling party would side with his views when it came to determining Mkhwebane's fate:
“That bridge we are going to cross it when we come to it. The ANC will discuss that matter at that particular point but I can tell you now in the ANC there is no decision to remove the public protector. The decision of the ANC is that Chapter 9 institutions must be supported and if there are issues relating to Chapter 9 institutions, those issues must be ventilated according to the rules of procedure that have been made."
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