Mkhwebane's fitness for office to be discussed


Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane speaks during a media briefing to mark 100 days in office on February 02, 2017 in Pretoria.

JOHANNESBURG – The Justice and Correctional Services Committee will discuss Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s fitness to hold office on Wednesday.

This comes after Members of Parliament (MPs) and Corruption Watch called for her removal earlier this year.

MPs criticised Mkhwebane after she failed to include the Gupta family in her Estina Dairy Farm investigation.

WATCH: MPs grill Public Protector

Last year, the North Gauteng High Court ruled Mkhwebane overestimated her powers and did not understand her constitutional duty.

This followed her recommendations that the Constitution be amended to alter the mandate of the South African Reserve Bank in her ABSA/Bankorp bailout report.