Johannesburg - The Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Monday that it wants Parliament to expedite removal proceedings against Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane following a punitive costs order granted against her by the Constitutional Court (ConCourt).
Mkhwebane on Monday endured a scathing assessment of her report on the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) from the ConCourt, which found that she had lied and used false documents to advance her cause.
The ConCourt said Mkhwebane acted in bad faith, her entire model of the investigation was flawed and she was not honest, ordering her to pay the punitive personal costs originally ordered by the High Court.
The DA had already written to the Speaker of Parliament last month to request that Parliament consider whether or not Mhwebane was a fit and proper Public Protector.
John Steenhuisen, DA chief whip, said in a statement that Mkhwebane had done nothing to convince him of her suitability in her almost three years in office.