UDM calls for police to reveal investigation findings on Dyantyi

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The United Democratic Movement (UDM) has called on the police to reveal any preliminary investigation findings into claims made by suspended Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, over Qubudile Dyantyi.

Dyantyi is currently serving as Chairperson of the Parliamentary Inquiry into Mkhwebane’s fitness to hold office.

The call by the UDM follows allegations that Dyantyi and two other ANC members, the late Tina Joemat-Pettersen and African National Congress (ANC) Chief Whip Pemmy Majodina, tried to solicit a bribe from Mkhwebane.

The majority of the committee members however say there is no need for Dyantyi to recuse himself yet.

UDM leader, Bantu Holomisa says, “There is mounting pressure on the chairperson to step down. He has been resisting that and also, the ANC and DA members were protecting him. We feel that the chairperson is accountable to parliament, which is headed by the speaker. This investigation cannot take even three days if you have audio and Whatsapp messages. Why must it take a month or so?”


The African Transformation Movement (ATM) has insisted that Dyantyi should recuse himself to preserve the integrity of the process.

ATM’s Spokesperson, Zama Ntshona says, “This is a very serious matter with serious allegations. If we find that the chairperson was implicated in such acts, then it defeats the purpose of this investigation. This is the first of its kind.”


 Mkhwebane has once again called on Dyantyi to recuse himself.  However, Dyantyi says Mkhwebane must apply for the recusal with supporting evidence.

“There are very clear platforms where she needs to go and deposit that evidence. She has been advised by the speaker to go and lay whatever complaints she has with the ethics committee of Parliament. Whether she has got pictures or audio or text, she must go there and do that. We are also told, which I don’t know about, that they have laid charges with the police. So, she must pursue that.”

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