Parliament gets green light on removal of Public Protector

File: President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the state of the nation address in Parliament.

File: President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the state of the nation address in Parliament.

eNCA / Lindsay Dentlinger

JOHANNESBURG - National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise has approved a motion to begin proceedings for removal of Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

The motion was brought by the Democratic Alliance.

READ: DA warned getting rid of Mkhwebane won't be an easy task

In December last year, the National Assembly adopted new rules with regards to the removal of heads of chapter nine institutions.

“If the Speaker is satisfied that the motion meets all requirements, the National Assembly Speaker must refer the motion and any supporting documents for preliminary assessment to an independent panel. The Speaker must also, without delay, inform the Assembly and the President of this referral,” Parliament said in a statement.

Political parties will put forward their nominees to serve on the panel.

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