Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is releasing several investigative reports at a virtual media briefing, where she is joined by her deputy, Advocate Kholeka Gcaleka.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is appearing before the Justice Committee to explain her recent public comments.
Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s fight to stop the Parliamentary process to remove her from office to the Western Cape High Court has been indefinitely postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The office of the Public Protector will be liaising with the Limpopo Department of Education to discuss ways to ensure that the procurement of Personal Protective Equipment supplied to schools is decentralised to individual schools.
Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, says investigations by her office into alleged corruption in relation to PPE procurement processes, will help government root out corrupt individuals in the system.
Judgment has been reserved in Public Protector’s bid to stop a Parliamentary probe into her fitness to hold office. Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane approached the High Court in Cape Town after the National Assembly endorsed a motion by the DA Chief Whip Natasha Mazzone for a panel of independent experts to be appointed to assess whether or not Mkhwebane has a case to answer.
The Cape Town High Court has heard that it is imperative that Parliament should keep office bearers accountable.
The matter of the Public Protector challenging Parliament’s rules on how to remove the head of a Chapter Nine institution, is currently under way in the Cape Town High Court.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is today expected to challenge Parliament’s rules on how to remove the head of a Chapter Nine institution in the Cape Town High Court.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has urged Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to finalise the investigation and report on the controversial Estina Dairy Farm in Vrede, in the Free State.