- Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has revealed his opinion on Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane
- Minister Mbalula believes that Mkhwebane is a 'hired gun' and shared his thoughts through Twitter
- South Africans have had mixed responses with many agreeing with Mbalula's tweet
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has referred to Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane as a 'hired gun and not a Public Protector'. Mbalula shared his thoughts through the microblogging app, Twitter.
His tweet follows reports that Mkhwebane could be impeached due to misconduct after an independent review panel's finding was handed to Speaker of the National Assembly Thandi Modise.
Mbalula's tweet gained tons of responses from South African Twitter users, many of whom agreed with his sentiments.
Take a look at Mbalula's tweet below:
Below are just a few of the responses Mbalula's tweet received from SA social media users:
"This is so irresponsible Fiks, even if you wanted to protect your R120k per month salary, this is grossly thoughtless."
"I do hope the MPs make their decisions based on the information before them, not because of the side of the ANC faction they belong to."
@illegaladverts tweeted in response:
"Both of you are symptoms of a far wider issue. How about you try and do your actual job properly (for which you are handsomely rewarded by the SA taxpayer)? BTW you appointed the current PP so what's not to like? The vacuous leadership in @GovernmentZA is disastrous!"
Briefly.co.za recently reported that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane could be impeached. DA Chief Whip Natasha Mazzone revealed in a statement that she supported the findings by an 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. EWN reported that the panel was tasked with looking into whether or not the Public Protector should face a full inquiry.
The panel found that Mkhwebane's failure to reveal meetings with former president Jacob Zuma and the State Security Agency were grounds for misconduct, adding that she had displayed non-compliance in a number of investigations.
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