JOHANNESBURG - The African Transformation Movement has called on all South Africans to support Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane ''in her sterling work as she executes her mandate without fear or favour''.
The ATM had been following with ''shock and disgust media utterances attributed to'' the DA on Mkhwebane's removal, the party said in a statement.
The DA's call ''exposes its wanting understanding of the Constitution, and also confirms its long harboured vindictiveness in opposing Mkhwebane’s appointment from the very beginning'', the ATM said.
The Constitution provided that a public protector could be removed by a two-thirds parliamentary majority on grounds of misconduct, incapacity, or incompetence.
''No competent authority has pronounced on any of the grounds at this time,'' it said.