The head of executive support in the Office of the State Protector Futana Tebele has begun testifying in the Section 194 inquiry into the fitness of suspended State Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.
Tebele says he reports to the CEO, who is in charge of accounting in public defender Thandi Sibanyoni’s office. He explains that his job in the office is to help the CEO manage the institution.
Tebele had to explain how the Private Office differs from the Office of the Director General of the State Defense Office.
Ncumisa Mayosi, the lawyer leading the evidence, gave his affidavit.
Mayosi: “Who does the private office consist of?”
Tebele: “Private office within the State Protector of the Republic of South Africa refers to the office where the executive is based, i.e. the State Protector and the Deputy State Protector, and refers to the staff who are responsible for supporting the office. So we have a private office which is almost different from the office of the accounting officer. All staff supporting the Public Protector and Deputy Public Protector – members of this office. I found the name there, and that’s how I got to know him.”
On Tuesday, Former Chief Executive Officer in the Office of the Public Protector, Vussy Mahlangu he denied harassing and intimidating staff during his tenure. He also denied being an “executive” in that office.
Mahlangu told the section 194 committee that the suspended Mkhwebane was not unfit.
He was responding to the leader of the United Democratic Movement (UDM), Bantu Holomisa, who raised the question about the competence of the current Public Protector during a question-and-answer session between committee members and Mahlangu.
The video below reports on Tuesday’s events:
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