Mkhwebane gets the nod as OB


Members of Parliament voted in their majority on Monday that the Public Protector (OB) adv. Busisiwe Mkhwebane must be removed from office.

MPs gathered this afternoon in the Cape Town City Hall (where Parliament is currently housed) to discuss Parliament’s s. 194 committee report on Mkhwebane to consider and debate. The art. 194 committee found Mkhwebane guilty of misconduct and incompetence and recommended her removal.

MPs then voted on the issue of whether the embattled OB should be removed from her post before her seven-year term expires on 14 October.

A total of 318 votes were collected for her removal and 43 against it, achieving the required two-thirds majority.

Mkhwebane was consequently removed from the office as OB.

The ANC, DA, IVP, FF Plus, ACDP, NFP, Good and Teboho Loate van Cope voted yes. The EFF, UDM, ATM and Al Jama-ah, among others, voted no.

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