Bernadette Wicks
Senior court reporter
2 minute read
30 Jul 2021
5:40 am

Mkhwebane impeachment: Parly committee may go back to drawing board

Bernadette Wicks

Mkhwebane has issued a statement insisting the process must be halted 'with immediate effect'.

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Picture: @PublicProtector/Twitter

The process to remove Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is already at an advanced stage, with the parliamentary committee established to probe the case against her scheduled to meet next week to consider its draft terms of reference. But the Western Cape High Court this week made two amendments to the rules governing that process and the question now is whether this is going to force back-pedalling. A full bench of the court on Wednesday effectively threw out two provisions in the rules, one of which had allowed a judge to sit on the independent panel the rules provide for to...