CAPE TOWN - Monday's court ruling granting President Cyril Ramaphosa a stay in the implementation of the Public Protector's remedial action against him, was further cause to review her fitness for office, the DA said.
DA chief whip John Steenhuisen said while the party believed Ramaphosa had much to answer for in terms of questions surrounding a donation to his campaign to become ANC president, it respected the court's decision to halt the implementation of Busisiwe Mkhwebane's remedial action pending a full review of her findings.
He added: "Today’s ruling does, however, raise questions about Mkhwebane’s fitness for office and is a further blow to her credibility.
It cannot be that the Public Protector staggers from one defeat to the next on an almost weekly basis. The high court decision reaffirms the DA’s position that Mkhwebane needs to be removed."
Steenhuisen said with more than half her seven-year term to go, Mkhwebane has repeatedly shown that she is not suitable for her job.