Sydney Majoko
3 minute read
5 Apr 2022
5:23 am

Mkhwebane displays RET faction symptoms

Sydney Majoko

Like that faction, Mkhwebane gets opponents entangled in legal proceedings to stall the inevitable.

Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane at the Pretoria Magistrate's Court appearing on charges of Perjury, 21 January 2021. Picture: Neil McCartney

The year 2023 must seem so far off for President Cyril Ramaphosa right now. It might be just a few months away for the rest of humanity but for the president, it’s not close enough to wait for the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s term in office to come to its end as stipulated in the constitution. The president faces a bruising battle to ensure he gets the ruling party’s nod for a second term. He has enough problems facing an unknown number of challengers for his position and provinces like Mpumalanga electing a murder accused onto the ANC provincial executive...