No need to rush Public Protector Mkhwebane’s impeachment process: UDM

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The United Democratic Movement (UDM) says there is no need for the National Assembly to rush the impeachment process of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwabane.

The party says the National Assembly should follow the rules contained in Section 89 of the Constitution.

The UDM is the 10th respondent to have filed an affidavit in the matter between Mkhwebane, National Assembly Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, and President Cyril Ramaphosa.

The Public Protector’s urgent interdict application is expected to be heard in the High Court in Cape Town on Monday and Tuesday next week.

Both the UDM and the African Transformation Movement (ATM) are backing Mkhwebane against her removal from office.

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa says Mkhwebane’s impeachment process should be stalled pending the outcome of her rescission application in the Constitutional Court.

“So, in terms of the sub judice rule contained in Rule 89 of the Rules of the National Assembly or amending the rule itself, it means therefore we have to wait. So, we are not discussing substantive issues currently. We are still at procedural level, so let’s clear those hurdles first and once we clear them then we can talk serious business,” says Holomisa.

In the video below, SABC reporter Ntlantla Kgatlhane outlines Mkhwbane’s efforts to fight for her job: