Parliament’s Section 194 Inquiry into Today’s Fitness Suspended Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to take office is expected to begin July 11 with testimonies.
Mkhwebane was suspended by President Cyril Ramaphosa two weeks ago under the guidelines of Section 194 of the Constitution.
during the request, Mkhwebane will be able to present her case and is also entitled to legal representation.
Committee chair Richard Dyantyi says the committee is expected to work through the end of September.
“In the month of July we will have a heavy burden of our work. Because at the beginning of July, and specifically on July 11th, for the first time we will be hearing a number of witnesses who will come before the committee to make their own statements. Either to exonerate the public protector or to share evidence of why it is important for us to gain insights into the public protector,” explains Dyantyi.
In the video below, MPs say the process for removing Public Protector must be fair:
Mkhwebane calls her suspension ‘shocking’
Previously, the Public Protector described her suspension as a “shocking” experience for her and her legal team, claiming she learned about it from the news and social media.
Mkhwebane describes how she found out about her suspension.
“I was home from the office, I also received a message from one of the journalists asking me to share the suspension letter. And when I opened the news and twitter, I saw the message that I was suspended. In fact it was a shock. Worse because I expected them [office of the President] to reply to my legal team.”
Committee examining Mkhwebane’s fitness for office to begin work in July – SABC News
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