Suspended Public Protector, advocate Busisiwe Mkhebane, has described the Section 194 Inquiry into her fitness to hold office as a deliberate attempt to tarnish her legacy.
She made the remarks at a media briefing hosted , outlining a yesterday, following the inquiry’s recommendation that she be removed from office.
Mkhwebane says certain parties, including the DA and the governing ANC, have always had a mandate to oust her.
She says both parties are determined to ensure that she doesn’t get a golden handshake at the end of her term in October.
The press briefing follows news that advocate Kholeka Gcaleka could be South Africa’s next Public Protector, pending the National Assembly and the President’s approval.
The Ad Hoc Committee that was tasked with finding Mkhwebane’s successor recommended her name after interviewing seven other candidates last week and will now table the matter before the National Assembly.
Gcaleka will need 60% of MPs to vote in her favour before her name is sent to the President for a nod.
Opinion has so far been mixed on whether she is the right fit for the job.
This thing here from EFF Omphile "Wa stlaela" Maotwe was taken to legal school by Adv. Kholeka Gcaleka. She came with a political agenda and left with the tail between her legs. Respect Adv. Kholeka Gcaleka 🙌🙌🙌 ….she was flying. pic.twitter.com/6zFCkAYCix— Chris 🇿🇦🇿🇦 🇺🇦(Justice for Kgaugelo Tshawane) (@Chris80109155) August 24, 2023
♦️Must Watch♦️— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) August 25, 2023
The Acting Public Protector Kholeka Gcaleka, contradicting herself on her Phala Phala Farm report during the interview for the position of Public Protector.
🎥1: Yes I stand by it because we didn’t say it was a sale, we didn’t confirm that there was a legal sale… pic.twitter.com/iqQMo2hmVL
As Sober Black South Africans , we reject the recommendation of Parliament’s Ad Hoc Committee that recommends the incompetent so called Advocate Kholeka Gcaleka as South Africa’s next Public Protector. #KholekaGcaleka #PublicProtector pic.twitter.com/IRPdIkWwp1— Edgar Legoale 🇿🇦 (@EdgarLegoale) August 29, 2023
Written by: Naomi Kobbie