Sunday, February 25

President Cyril Ramaphosa Suspended Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane With Immediate Effect

By: Daniel Samuel

“Section 194(3) (a) of the Constitution provides that the President may
suspend the Public Protector (or any member of a Chapter 9 institution) “at
any time after the start of proceedings by a committee of the National
Assembly for (their) removal,” the statement added.

Last month, Mkhwebane outlined her reasons to Ramaphosa on why she should
not be suspended pending impeachment proceedings in Parliament. “President
Ramaphosa and Advocate Mkhwebane are both obligated to act in the best
interest of the country, in compliance with the Constitution and mindful of
the need to protect all Constitutional institutions.

The President`s decision to suspend Advocate Mkhwebane is the best manner
to fulfill these obligations,” the statement read.

On Wednesday, the Public Protector confirmed her office would be launching
a probe into Ramaphosa`s Limpopo farm robbery.

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