Mkhwebane vows to continue legal battle against impeachment, suspension

Mkhwebane vows to continue legal battle against impeachment, suspension

Suspended Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is set to continue her legal battle to remain at the head of the Chapter 9 institution.

Busisiwe  Mkhwebane
Pic: Neo Motloung

Mkhwebane released a statement on Friday, less than 24 hours after President Cyril Ramaphosa suspended her pending the outcome of Parliament’s impeachment proceedings.

On Friday morning, the Western Cape High Court also dismissed her application to halt Parliament from continuing with the inquiry into her fitness to hold office.

She wants to stop the National Assembly from continuing with the process.

Mkhwebane said in a statement that she will continue to challenge her suspension.

“It seems appropriate to approach the judge president to urgently set down Part B of the application so that those issues can be decided outside of the technical context of the requirements of interdicts and before the commencement of the purported impeachment proceedings

“I will also challenge suspicious and legally questionable suspension made yesterday, more particularly in so far as it was done in apparent contempt of court, in breach of undertakings made to me by the President via his lawyers and by a president who is now even more conflicted given the more recent Glencore and Phala Phala complaints/ investigations,” says Mkhwebane.



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