- National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise is opposing Busisiwe Mkhwebane's application to halt her removal process
- The Public Protector accused Modise of failing to uphold the Constitution by allowing the proceedings against her
- Now, Modise is aiming to uphold the National Assembly as she takes on the advocate
Thandi Modise and Busisiwe Mkhwebane will be facing off in court after the Public Protector levied an urgent court application against the National Assembly Speaker.
Briefly.co.za reported that Mkhwebane had slammed Modise in her application, accusing her of adopting the DA's suggested rules for her removal without question:
"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."
Modise was accused of acting in an unfair and unconstitutional manner when she approved the rules, allowing the motion against her to continue.
But now, Modise has confirmed she will be opposing Mkhwebane's application to halt the process to remove her from office.
Parliamentary Spokesperson, Moloto Mothapo, revealed that Modise intends to protect the National Assembly with the move:
“She will oppose the application in defence of the constitutional powers of Parliament to hold the chapter nine institutions accountable because the constitution states that the public protector and other chapter nine institutions are accountable to the National Assembly."
Mkhwebane insisted that Modise had sided with President Cyril Ramaphosa with the move after the Public Protector released her adverse findings detailed in the report on the leader's controversial BOSASA donation.
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