Cape Town - Parliament is forging ahead with formulating rules that will be used to remove Public Protector advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane or other heads of Chapter 9 institutions in the future.
On Tuesday the rules committee is expected to consider the legislation after the justice and correctional services portfolio committee submitted the request to National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise.
In a move to speed up the process, the DA has submitted its draft rules to Modise.
Modise has since confirmed receiving proposals from the opposition party’s chief whip John Steenhuisen, adding that parliament has agreed to consult with Steenhuisen's office to look at that process. “We are also anxious to get it dealt with as quickly as possible,” Modise said.
In May, Steenhuisen asked Modise to begin the process to remove Mkhwebane after the North Gauteng High Court set aside her report into the Vrede dairy project.