- Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is now facing a motion from within her own entity to step down
- This comes as Parliament seeks to establish a panel to preside over her unprecedented probe
- Now, Free State representative Sphelo Samuel is rooting for his boss to step down
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is now facing calls for her removal from within her office.
eNCA spoke to Sphelo Samuel, a representative of the Office of the Public Protector in the Free State, who says Mkhwebane has to go.
Samuel accused Mkhwebane of protecting select politicians and abusing her power and has now taken action.
A letter has been written to Speaker of Parliament Thandi Modise, calling for a probe into Mkhwebane and her office. According to Samuel, evidence will be submitted to Modise in the process.
Briefly.co.za reported that Modise had previously approved the DA-led motion for Mkhwebane's removal.
This prompted Mkhwebane to launch legal action against the National Assembly Speaker, who she accused of allowing a campaign against 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."
Parliamentary Spokesperson, Moloto Mothapo, revealed that Modise intends to protect the National Assembly by opposing the application against her:
“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."
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