- The Public Protector is facing increasing pressure as more staff choose to speak out
- The staff are reportedly unhappy and have accused Busisiwe Mkhwebane of victimisation
- Mkhwebane's spokesperson said that this was simply a distraction
Embattled Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane faces increasing pressure are more voices from within her department have spoken out against her, accusing the Public Protector of victimisation.
Brielfly.co.za learned that the Public Servants Association (PSA) assistant general manager Reuben Maleka revealed that during a meeting involving the trade union on Thursday, members of the Public Protectors office spoke about working with Mkhwebane.
The meeting was called to discern who would be willing to talk about their feelings of victimisation or unhappiness according to iol.co.za.
“There are a few who came out and the rest did not want to be named as they wanted to be anonymous. They will be in contact with our senior counsel,” Maleka said.
This comes soon after Mkhwebane faced calls from within her own office to step down earlier in the month.
"Responding to everything that this or that staff member or the union does is a distraction,” Mkhwebane’s Spokesperson Oupa Segalwe said.
“The bottom line is she has filed papers in court challenging the constitutionality and lawfulness of the rules regulating her removal and other Chapter Nine institutions heads from office.
That is the focus,” he said.
In other news, Briefly.co.za has reported that Jacob Zuma has made his health a top priority as legal pressure mounts on the former president.
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