‘Mkhwebane harassed employees’: Union welcomes suspension

The Public Service Association (PSA) of the South African Confederation of Trade Unions (Fedusa) has welcomed the suspension of Public Defender Busisiwe Mkhwebane, accusing her of clearing employees.

President Cyril Ramaphosa suspended Mkhwebane resigned on Thursday,

The PSA alleged that Mkhwebane hired external lawyers for disciplinary hearings, ignoring labor relations officers who were paid to do the job.

“The main bone of contention for the PSA is its treatment of employees. The Public Defendant harassed and cleared PSA shopkeepers by subjecting them to suspicious disciplinary hearings.

“She instructed external lawyers to confiscate investigators’ laptops without providing them with security clearance, which disrupted the work of the Office of the Public Defender. She also appointed a corrupt senior staff member who was fired from government departments for her disrespect and
misconduct. ”

The union called on the active Public Defender, Mkhwebane deputy leader Kholeka Gcaleka to “cultivate labor peace and create a favorable environment” for employees.

“Employee abuse, victimization and concealment must be a thing of the past. The PSA is willing to work with it to restore the image of the office so that its constitutional mandate can be fulfilled.

“The PSA remains convinced that counsel Mkhwebane was unable to run the Office. The PSA reiterates the need to expedite its removal as it remains an obstacle to restoring the integrity of this vital institution. ”

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Ramaphosa wrote to Memorandum on March 17 asking her to explain why he should not suspend her and she took 10 days to respond.

However, this was delayed by Mkhwebane’s litigation, which sought to use the courts to thwart its suspension and Parliament’s impending impeachment process.

The Public Defendant presented his reasons to the President on May 27th.

On Friday, Western Cape High Court dismissed Mkhwebane’s to end Parliament’s impeachment process.

She wanted the high court to ban Ramaphosa from suspending her as well as the impeachment proceedings.

However, the full tribunal of the High Court rejected his application in a unanimous judgment which ruled that the granting of the dividend would not serve the “public interest”.

The parliamentary impeachment process, known as the Section 194 inquiry, is expected to begin on 11 July.

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