- The review into Busisiwe Mkhwebane's misconduct may be released to the public very soon
- Mkhwebane could possibly face impeachment following the review by an independent panel
- The review on Mkhwebane is currently in the hands of Speaker of the National Assembly Thandi Modise
After an independent review panel conducted a review into Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's conduct, it was handed over to Speaker of the National Assembly Thandi Modise.
It has now been reported that the review will be made public very soon. There was prima facie evidence that could result in Mkhwebane having to vacate office due to her alleged misconduct after the review was released.
Modise reportedly appointed two senior councils, advocate Johan De Waal and advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza, as well as Justice Bess Nkabinde as part of the independent panel.
SABC News reported that Mkhwebane attempted to have the process of the review stopped but her application was dismissed by the Western Cape High Court. According to IOL, Mkhwebane is currently on sabbatical until 31 March.
Meanwhile, Moloto Mothapo, Parliament spokesperson, said that the findings show there is substantial evidence that does constitute prima facie evidence of incompetence.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Mkhwebane could be impeached following the panel's findings. DA Chief Whip Natasha Mazzone revealed the news in a statement, where she supported the findings by the independent review panel.
The findings suggest that there is a prima facie case (a case accepted as correct until proven otherwise) for parliament to institute the removal proceedings against Mkhwebane in terms of misconduct.
Mazzone added that they are pleased with the findings and further urged Parliament to institute the removal proceedings without delay.
In other political news, Briefly.co.za recently reported that the Jacob Zuma Foundation released a statement about the Zondo Commission. The former president's daughter, Duduzile Zuma-Sambudla, shared an image of the statement to Twitter.
The statement accused Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo of 'abusing' his position by instructing his subordinates to 'bend the laws' of the country.
The foundation believes that laws are being changed to deal with the former president and made a comparison to the laws created by the Apartheid government to handle Robert Sobukwe.
In the meantime, Zuma has been enjoying tea with many politicians and other well-known names. The ANC Women's League confirmed their tea date with the former president last week.
According to reports, the organisation's secretary-general Meokgo Matuba confirmed that she and a few other leaders would be visiting Nkandla soon. Matuba did not however reveal when or exactly why they were going.
Meanwhile, many South Africans have headed online to speculate about why they are going. A lot of people also joked about the various tea parties the former president has had in the last few weeks.
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