Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane says her office does not get involved in politics.

Mkhwebane and her management team appeared before Parliament’s Justice Committee to brief Members of Parliament on the office’s annual report and budget on Wednesday.

The entity has a budget of just over R322 million for the 2019/20 financial year, but requested an additional R42 million to meet all its obligations.

When asked if her office is driven by politics, Mkhwebane answered that they only work with facts.

“We operate in a political space, but as an office, we are never influenced by what is happening. I need to assure members that we check the facts and the prescripts applicable and our findings are based on that.”