- Busisiwe Mkhwebane is currently looking down the barrel of an unprecedented motion for her removal
- The Public Protector may soon become the first to be stripped of her position
- But EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu is one of many who insists this will never come to pass
Busisiwe Mkhwebane's removal process is the first of its kind, with Parliament first needing to establish the rules before continuing down this path.
But the motion has been approved, the rules established and the proceedings will continue against the Public Protector.
Briefly.co.za reported that former North West premier Supra Mahumapelo had come out in vocal support for Mkhwebane, adamant that the ANC will not vote in favour of her removal:
“It's not going to happen and I thought we must make it very clear, it's not going to happen. 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."
Economic Freedom Fighter Floyd Shivambu weighed in on the situation, reiterating the party's stance:
"Anyone who believes that 2/3 of Parliament will remove the Public Protector is daydreaming. It will not happen. The majority party doesn’t have such a resolution, will not take such a nonsensical resolution and even if they did, we will split the ANC Caucus and defeat the motion."
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