| ANC nominates Gigaba's former legal adviser for Deputy Public Protector

- | 3 months ago

The ANC has nominated former finance minister Malusi Gigaba‘s former legal adviser, Kholeka 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 had a track record of investigations and legal expertise. EFF MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi questioned her integrity as she continued to work for Gigaba after the courts found he lied under oath and that she had not declared she was an ANC Youth League member.

DA MP Glynnis Breytenbach said she could not possibly support Gcaleka‘s nomination because she had continued working for Gigaba, but also due to the manner in which she had conducted herself at the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) during former National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Menzi Simelane‘s tenure.

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