Johannesburg - The Democratic Alliance has again urged parliament to investigate Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's fitness to hold office.
Speaking to reporters on Saturday at Nkululeko House in Johannesburg after the DA's two-day federal executing meeting (FedEx), Maimane said the FedEx had reaffirmed the party’s stance that Mkhwebane "is unfit to hold office and parliament must initiate an inquiry into her fitness without delay".
"The DA was the only party that objected to Mkhwebane’s appointment almost two years ago, citing the very concerns which have now manifested themselves in the daily operation of her office," he said.
The office of the public protector was a crucial Chapter 9 Institution tasked with fostering accountable democracy. Under Mkhwebane’s tenure, it had been reduced to "an arm of a certain faction" within the African National Congress.
"Mkhwebane lacks both the impartiality and technical ability required to justify her continued occupation of the role of public protector, and there is little evidence to suggest otherwise. She must be removed at once," Maimane said.