Announcing the outcome of its meeting, the justice committee has agreed to refer the issue of the removal of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to Speaker Thandi Modise; this would allow the Speaker to refer it to the rules committee to set up processes to be followed on the removal of the Public Protector.
Bulelani Magwanishe, the chairperson od the justice committee ssiad she will write to the speaker today, to ensure the process begins; noting that the rules would also cover other Chapter 9 institutions. He said “I will sign the letter today so that the speaker can receive it today.”
Political parties at the meeting said it would be better to follow processes on the removal of the public protector to avoid any litigation. The issue of the removal of the public protector has been in the public domain for a while now, and this is the first time in 20 years that Parliament has dealt with the removing of the public protector.