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Mkhwebane slams recommendation for her sacking as plot to taint her legacy

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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.

Written by: Naomi Kobbie

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