Mkhwebane will finish her term, vows Malema

Mkhwebane will finish her term, vows Malema

Leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Julius Malema has vowed to ensure that Busisiwe Mkhwebane serves her full term as Public Protector.

Julius Malema at CPT Press Club

Last month, National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise approved a motion by the Democratic Alliance (DA) to start removal proceedings against Mkhwebane.


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


The call to remove Mkhwebane intensified following a string of adverse court findings and public spats with high-profile government officials, including President Cyril Ramaphosa and Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.


But Malema say the court findings are no reason to remove her.


"We are now establishing a process in Parliament to look at her fitness to hold office. I can tell you now, it has to meet the rational test," Malema said at the Press Club South Africa in Cape Town on Friday.


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Mkhwebane's office has made a number of damning findings, including those on Ramaphosa's controversial CR17 election campaign funds.

Malema believes if a public protector is removed based on her findings, the office might as well be closed down.

Mkhwebane’s 7-year term started in 2016.

"Please just know she's going to finish her term, that's what's going to happen," Malema vowed.

"She's not going to be removed."

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