Public Protector Mkhwebane confident of being cleared of wrongdoing
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is facing three counts of perjury for lying in court in a legal review application of an Absa-Bankorp report about her meetings with former President Jacob Zuma.
JOHANNESBURG - Following Parliament's announcement that it has enough evidence to start removal proceedings of the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane said that she was confident that she would be cleared of alleged wrongdoing.
On Monday, Parliament released a report by an appointed panel saying that the process for a full inquiry into Mkhwebane's fitness to hold office could commence.
Mkhwebane is facing three counts of perjury for lying in court in a legal review application of an Absa-Bankorp report about her meetings with former President Jacob Zuma.
The Public Protector says shes confident she will be cleared of alleged wrongdoing, after an independent panel, appointed by Parliament, found there is enough evidence to take action against her. SZ pic.twitter.com/aorHMEYH61EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) March 2, 2021
Mkhwebane said that she would wait for both the parliamentary process and court proceedings on the matter.
Public Protector spokesperson, Oupa Segalwe: "The Public Protector is confident that the parliamentary and judicial proceedings which are before the High Court and the Constitutional Court will ultimately result in her being cleared of any wrongdoing. We wish to assure the public that the Office of the Public Protector is fully operational and that the ongoing parliamentary process has no direct bearing on the functioning of the office."