MPs to decide on Mkhwebane’s competence report

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The National Assembly will on Tuesday decide whether to adopt the report of the independent panel that found prima facie evidence of incompetence against Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane. If the report is accepted, Parliament will set up a special ad hoc committee that will conduct a hearing and recommend appropriate action. 

However, a process will be set in motion by which she will be given an opportunity to defend herself. 

Some African National Congress (ANC) members have expressed their support for the public protector and say they will not vote for the motion initiated by the Democratic Alliance (DA).

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the African Transformation Movement (ATM) have also backed her and rejected calls for her removal.

Mkhwebane confident she will be cleared of any wrongdoing:

Other Parly highlights this week

Also on the calendar is Deputy President, David Mabuza, who will face questions in the National Assembly.

Ministers in the various government clusters will also face questions from members of the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces (NCOP).

In other highlights, on Tuesday Scopa will be briefed by Department of Public Enterprises on the progress made by the South African Airways (SAA) Business Rescue Practitioners.

On Wednesday, the Finance Committee will meet the National Treasury, the PIC and the Sekunjalo Group on the Mpati Commission of Inquiry Report.