The leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Julius Malema, says that the timing of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s doubts when the civil protection lawyer Busisiwe Mkhwebane was stopped.
He says the EFF will rally behind Mkhwebane as parliament continues its indictment.
Malema says the reason the president stopped Mkhwebane is because he is avoiding the 31 questions he had to answer, regarding the burglary of his Phala Phala town in Limpopo.
Malema told the media at EFF headquarters that he would not remain silent when things were not done right in South Africa.
“He [President Ramaphosa] was avoiding the 31 question she [Advocate Mkhwebane] asked about the Phala Phala farm [robbery] and laws that were violated. Althingi may never allow it to be united in party and criminal activities to the extent of protecting the individual at the expense of the principle.
“Ramaphosa is still obliged to answer all the questions given to him, because the Commission’s Code of Conduct obliges him to answer the questions of civil protection, truth and timeliness,” he added.
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Meanwhile, Johann van Loggerenberg, former head of the South African Internal Revenue Service (SARS), accused Mkhwebane of being dishonest and inaccurate in his 2019 report on the so-called prison unit.
Van Loggerenberg was testifying for the second day in a row before the parliament’s inquiry into Mkhwebane’s ability to hold office.
He told the 194 committee of the committee that he did not even believe that an appropriate investigation had been carried out before the report was compiled.
Van Loggerenberg’s main complaint is that Mkhwebane did not give him a chance to react when she compiled her 2019 report on high-level investigations, which consisted of the most loyal and competent SARS executives conducting sensitive tax investigations.
This unit was called the so-called fantasy unit by the media and Mkhwebane in its report.
Van Loggerenberg explains: “I believe that the fact I have presented to this committee indicates that Ms Mkhwebane was not honest and matter-of-fact with regard to case number 48529 from 2019. And in fact I do not believe that she actually did the right thing. study. She was biased. I think she already made up her mind that the band was rogue because she always referred to the band like that. “
Van Loggerenberg says Mkhwebane could have saved a lot of taxpayer money if she had consulted with him before publishing the report.
“I am pointing out what I have always pointed out in court that if Mkhwebane had given me the hearing, a lot of time, money, effort, headaches and setbacks could have been reduced for many. It would have been possible to reduce any resources needed in that study and subsequently if not. Justice could have won and it did not win in this case. “
Van Loggerenberg answered a question from lawyer Dali Mpofu about whether he wants a public defender who was stopped to be charged, Van Loggerenberg said that it was not his call, it was up to the committee to decide.
“This is a simplification of what I am saying, chairman. I am certainly not saying that Mrs Mkhwebane must be charged. I’m saying that I’m taking part in the committee to say that Mkhwebane ignored my fundamental human rights and natural justice with regard to Report 36 of 2019/20, “he explains.
Mkhwebane’s legal representative, Dali Mpofu, has warned parliament that they intend to call President Cyril Ramaphosa as one of his witnesses.
“It is not for reasons to deal with the question of postponement and all that in itself, but only on merit. On that he [Ramaphosa] has made certain allegations against civil defense officials that she is guilty of malice and all sorts of things, which will be prosecuted if they are true. But you will see it when we send the letter, “Mpofu explains.-Additional reports Abongwe Kobokana
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