The Democratic Alliance (DA) has on Wednesday welcomed a decision by Parliament, accepting its fresh motion proceedings to remove Public Protector, Advocate. Busisiwe Mkhwebane from office.
“We welcome the announcement by the Speaker of the National Assembly, Thandi Modise accepting our motion for the removal of Advocate, Mkhwebane,” said DA Chief Whip, Natasha Mazzone.
Mazzone said DA submitted a fresh motion last week, and that they are happy the process continues without delay.
Mazzone clarified that DA had submitted a motion initiating removal proceedings against Mkhwebane on December 2019, saying since then the new evidence has come to light to strengthen their case.
“DA believes it’s important and in the interests of justice and the rule of law that the office of Public Protector is being occupied by a person who isn’t fit and proper to represent South Africans.
“Mkhwebane is liable of misconduct or incompetence on several charges. These incorporate the SARB and Estina Dairy Farm investigations,” said Mazzone.
She said the DA will put the best case before the independent panel to evaluate whether there are grounds to remove her or not.
“We trust that South Africans may soon get rid of a captured Public Protector, who have done no justice to for the nation,” added Mazzone.