The Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Picture: Oupa Mokoena/African News Agency (ANA)
The Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Picture: Oupa Mokoena/African News Agency (ANA)

ANC MPs put interests of the country above political correctness by supporting DA’s motion on Mkhwebane

By Letter to the Editor Time of article published Mar 18, 2021

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By Tom Mhlanga

On Tuesday, Parliament voted for the inquiry into the fitness of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to hold office.

The motion was tabled by the DA and the ANC supported it.

This has raised questions about whether the ANC is working with the DA. These kinds of questions are misleading, because they leave out the context.

Over some time, we have seen and heard some ANC leaders raising issues of discomfort about the manner in which the public protector was dealing with issues.

She has been accused of serving a certain political agenda and being biased towards a particular faction in the ANC. This on its own is enough grounds for impeachment.

We can’t have a public protector who is always fighting factional battles, a public protector who can’t be impartial and who serves certain individuals because she has a political agenda. In fact she was never fit to hold office.

The worse thing is that even her colleagues in the field of law are doubting her. They view her as someone who doesn’t understand law. It is as if someone wrote her law exams for her at university, because she is always found on the losing side of legal arguments.

It was, therefore, not wrong for the ANC MPs to support the motion. The MPs put the interests of the country above political correctness.

They are certainly not sell-outs.

Not everything that comes from the opposition party is wrong and must be rejected. Once politicians understand this, they will become better leaders.

The Star

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