JUST IN: National Assembly approves Kholeka Gcaleka for Deputy Public Protector post


- news24.com | 2 months ago

The National Assembly has approved the recommendation to appoint Kholeka Gcaleka as Deputy Public Protector.

Despite concerns raised against Gcaleka by the opposition, the ANC used its majority to push through the appointment of former minister Malusi Gigaba's former legal adviser with 203 votes to 103 on Wednesday afternoon. This after House chairperson Cedric Frolick postponed the vote after a heated debate earlier on Wednesday morning because it appeared there would not be enough ANC MPs present to secure the vote for the appointment.

While parties like the ANC and NFP supported Gcaleka's nomination, many opposition parties opposed it.

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