PRETORIA - Democratic Alliance (DA) federal executive chairperson, James Selfe, on Wednesday, disputed claims made by Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane's legal representative that the party's criticism was politically motivated.
Speaking outside the North Gauteng High Court on Wednesday, Selfe said they would not criticise Mkhwebane if she was doing her job.
"We believe that the public protector, at the moment doesn't fulfil her responsibilities adequately and consciously and for that reason she's much criticised," he said.
The DA and the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution approached the court to have Mkhwebane's report on the Vrede Dairy Farm project reviewed and set aside saying that she failed to hold any politicians accountable.
Mkhwebane received a backlash for the report when she released it earlier this year. The criticism was largely based on the fact that critical politicians like African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general, Ace Magashule and former mineral resources minister Mosebenzi Zwane were not interviewed.