- Tito Mboweni feels that Busisiwe Mkhwebane's time is up as Public Protector
- However, the EFF has firmly disagreed with the Finance Minister's call for her to 'fall on her sword'
- Leader Julius Malema is adamant the party will put up a fight before they allow her to leave office
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane suffered a major loss on Tuesday after her report on Ramaphosa's BOSASA donation was declared unlawful and set aside.
In response to the damning ruling against Mkhwebane, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni commented:
"In a democracy like ours, the Public Protector should fall on her sword. Game over!"
The court had found Mkhwebane had operated outside the protection of her jurisdiction when she released adverse findings in her report on the donation.
But this has done little to dampen the support the Economic Freedom Fighters have shown the Public Protector.
In response to the Finance Minister's call for her removal, Julius Malema vowed that:
"It will not happen without a fight, not a promise but a commitment."
Former spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi also weighed in on the situation:
"I can tell you now... Busisiwe Mkhwebane is going nowhere!"
In response to Mboweni, Ndlozi fired shots over his penchant for tinned fish:
"No tin fish sword former against the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane shall ever prosper! Tin fish threats won't work chief..."
Mboweni clapped back at the heat he was receiving for his comments by saying:
" 'Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war' - says Marc Anthony."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that former EFF secretary-general Godrich Gardee had opted to resign as a Member of Parliament.
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