Public Protector candidate confident security clearance issues will be resolved
Deputy Public Protector Kevin Malunga is also confident that he meets the criteria for the job.
CAPE TOWN - Deputy Public Protector Kevin Malunga says he's confident problems with his security clearance will be resolved soon after it emerged that he doesn't have top secret clearance.
Malunga is one of 14 candidates who have applied for the post of Public Protector.
During last night' interview process at Parliament, an ad hoc committee questioned the candidates during a marathon session that ran into the early hours of this morning.
Without wanting to go into much detail, Malunga is adamant he meets the criteria for the position.
He says he has nothing to hide, adding an issue with his security clearance from the state security agency will be clarified soon.
"What probably needs to be clarified is the fact that the qualifications for the job are already clear and as far as I'm concerned I meet them. But I can't speak about that right now."
Malunga informed the committee, that during his time as deputy, he's acted in the Public Protector position on more than thirty occasions.
The committee needs to decide on its preferred candidate by the end of this month.