Mkhwebane slams Modise in High Court papers to halt removal process

Mkhwebane slams Modise in High Court papers to halt removal process

- Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has lashed out against National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise

- Mkhwebane has accused Modise of failing to uphold the Constitution when she allowed the adoption of rules intended to remove her

- The Public Protector has filed an urgent application in a bid to halt the process against her

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Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane claims that Speaker Thandi Modise has 'dismally' failed to uphold the Constitution. reported that the National Assembly Speaker had allowed the rules for Mkhwebane's removal to be adopted, paving the way for the process against her.

Now, Mkhwebane is attempting to stop this process with an urgent application in the Western Cape High Court.

Modise has been accused of failing to be impartial and doing a 'cut-and-paste job' by accepting the rules suggested by the Democratic Alliance.

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Mkhwebane claims the DA-initiated process was unlawful, adamant that the rules 'embarrassingly' accepted by Modise were meant to target her:

"By the look of things, the National Assembly simply swallowed hook, line and sinker in the shoddy cut-and-paste job of the DA, which was known to have been carrying out an unrelenting vendetta to get rid of me from even before the proverbial day one."

The Public Protector is seeking the court's protection, aiming to put the process against her on ice until the illegalities she claims exist are sorted, reports SowetanLIVE.

The rules, at least as far as Mkhwebane are concerned, are unconstitutional and illegal. The court has been asked to declare them unlawful and set them aside.

Modise was accused of continuously failing to communicate, leading Mkhwebane to believe that she was "intending and determined to take further steps in pursuance of my removal from office".

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