DA submits draft rules to remove Mkhwebane

DA submits draft rules to remove Mkhwebane

Democratic Alliance (DA) chief whip John Steenhuisen has confirmed that the party submitted draft rules to Parliament for the removal of the public protector or other heads of Chapter 9 institutions.

DA chief whip John Steenhuisen
DA chief whip John Steenhuisen. image courtesy: Neo Motloung

The official opposition has been vocal on the need to remove Busisiwe Mkhwebane as it believes she is not fit to hold office.


But Parliament has no rules parliament on how to remove the head of a Chapter 9 institution from office.


Steenhuisen says he is encouraged by the decision of the rules committee to refer their rules to a sub-committee for consideration.

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"We believe that it will allow us to short circuit the process to ensure we have a process in place so that Parliament can get down to business in assessing the fitness of the public protector to hold office.


"The DA believes that the matter of Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s continued occupancy of the office of public protector is something that needs to be dealt with urgently by Parliament, the body constitutionally mandated to consider her removal.


"She has disgraced the office with the release of several deeply concerning reports that demonstrate her poor understanding both of the law as well as of her mandate as public protector, and has shown, repeatedly, that she is not a fit and proper person to occupy the position of public protector."

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