Former Justice Portfolio Committee Chairperson Doctor Mathole Motshekga says the incoming sixth Parliament may well consider rescucitating the inquiry into the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s fitness to hold office.
The Public Protector says it is considering legal options – including a possible approach to the ConCourt – following the Pretoria High Court’s decision to set aside Estina Dairy Farm Project report.
The Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC) says should it win today’s court case regarding the Vrede Dairy Farm report, it will ask that the Public Protector’s office be excluded from dealing with the matter.
The Free State government has vowed to take action against senior officials implicated in the multi-million rand dairy project in Vrede.
Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has failed to appear before parliament’s Minerals Resources Committee to answer questions on State Capture.