Cape Town - Parliament is in a race against time to amend its rules ahead of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane appearing before the justice committee on a proposal by the official opposition to remove her from office.
This comes against the backdrop of former deputy director for public prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba successfully interdicting Parliament from going ahead with the process to remove her pending her review applications in the high court.
Jiba had challenged Parliament in the Western Cape High Court that it can begin the process to remove her while she was taking the Mokgoro report to court.
The report was the basis for Jiba’s axing by President Cyril Ramaphosa in April, together with special director Lawrence Mrwebi.
Members of the programming committee were concerned this week that any head of a chapter 9 institution may in future halt processes to remove them. The justice committee is due to sit next month to hear the matter on Mkhwebane.