Deputy Public Protector: 'Comrade' Gcaleka shouldn't be 'crucified' for working with Gigaba - ANC MP

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The ANC's preferred candidate for Deputy Public Protector, advocate Kholeka Gcaleka, shouldn't be "crucified" because she worked for former minister Malusi Gigaba, who lied under oath, and Menzi Simelane, an ANC MP said after strong criticism from the DA and EFF.

The ANC nominated former finance minister Gigaba's former legal advisor Gcaleka for Deputy Public Protector despite opposition MPs questioning her integrity and suitability for the job. ANC MPs on the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services said they were impressed with the way she handled her interview earlier this month, and that she has a track record of investigations and legal expertise.

READ | Here's how Parliament might remove the Public Protector - step by stepThe DA and EFF, however, were not impressed at all.

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