ANC slams Mkhwebane, but EFF protects and lauds her

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Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane was slammed by an ANC MP for a "very angry and aggrieved" presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services, but protected and lauded by the EFF.

In a presentation of 40 slides to the committee on Wednesday afternoon on the Public Protector's Annual Performance Plan (APP) – which includes their budget – Mkhwebane used five slides titled "Misunderstanding of the mandate" and "unfair criticism".  SCROLL: Inside the Public Protector's office: Mkhwebane asks NPA to probe Gordhan over SARS 'rogue unit'"Recent history has taught us never to assume that our powers are understood by all and sundry, most especially those we expect to be conversant -  verse and chapter – with the constitutional and legislative framework regulating the work of the Public Protector," Mkwhebane said.

"As an example, we recently had a senior Member of the Executive accusing us of venturing into political territory when investigating a complaint lodged in terms of the Executive Members Ethics Act.

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