Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services postponed the handling of the written response from Public Protector Advocate Busisiswe Mkhwebane next week to be removed from office or not.
Mkhwebane has reportedly motivated in writing why she should not be removed from her office and why a formal investigation into her suitability to keep the public protector's office should not be set up.
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The Democratic Alliance (DA) wants Mkhwebane to be removed from the Public Protector office after the ruling of the Supreme Court that it has exceeded its powers when it recommends amending the Constitution to the mandate of the South African Reserve Bank ( Sarb).
Mkhwebane submitted her written reply to the prosecutor's complaint at 11 pm on Tuesday, which reportedly irritated members of the committee.
In its written statement, Mkhwebane requested that some members of the committee should recapture themselves and say that they believe that the present hearings may not be fair, as it was "very concerned" about their "expressions" and the " permanent positions "that they had adopted.
The committee said in a statement that it postponed the agenda to consider and deliberate on the written response of the Public Protector on Wednesday August 29 next week.
Chief Whip of the DA John Steenhuisen wrote to the President of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete, to ask that a trial be instituted for the removal of the public protector, claiming that it is not suitable to be at the helm. stand. Mbete then referred the case to the committee, which then invited Steenhuisen to give an oral presentation regarding his request to the Speaker's office, the statement added.
The committee then decided to answer Adv Mkhwebane in writing to the proposal and Steenhuisen's allegations, according to the committee.
This was not the first time that Mkhwebane closed the commission.
In June, the public protector did not appear before the committee and said in a statement that she had been received shortly before her appearance but intended to appear before the committee.
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