Mkhwebane hears that she is not entitled to R10 million payment

Henry

Adv. Busisiwe Mkhwebane, sacked Public Protector (PO), has apparently been informed by the office of the OB that she is not entitled to a package of millions of rands after her period of service as OB.

EWN reports that Mkhwebane demanded that she be paid in December, but that the OB’s office apparently told her that she was not entitled to such payment as she had been removed as OB.

The OB’s office has apparently found that she is not entitled to the payment in terms of the Constitution and the Public Protector Act, according to a report from TimesLive.

According to reports, Mkhwebane expected a payment of around R10 million. Meanwhile, the OB’s office confirmed in a statement that he “responded properly” to adv. Mkhwebane’s correspondence. “No further comment will be made on this matter at this time,” reads the short statement.

Mkhwebane was sworn in as an EFF Member of Parliament (MP) in the National Assembly in October after she joined the party.

RNews earlier reported that in September Mkhwebane received a dismissal letter from Pres. Cyril Ramaphosa received after the majority of the members of parliament voted that she should be removed from her office.

A total of 318 members of parliament, including from the ANC, DA, IVP, FF Plus, ACDP and NFP, voted in favor of Mkhwebane’s removal from office. A total of 43 members of parliament, including MPs from the EFF, voted against it. One MP abstained.

The vote followed after the committee for the section 194 investigation into Mkhwebane’s fitness to hold office finally found that she was guilty of misconduct and was incompetent.