Parliament to consider request to remove Public Protector on Tuesday

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Parliament's constitutional process to set up an inquiry into Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's fitness to hold office will get underway this week, earlier than expected.

Initially, the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services would have had their hands full with former Deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba this week, but this process has been stalled after Parliament agreed not to proceed with it, pending Jiba's court application to review the Mokgoro report and President Cyril Ramaphosa's subsequent firing her. The Public Protector's matter was initially set down for next week, but on Monday morning it appeared on the list of committee meetings for Tuesday and, later in the day, the committee released a statement confirming that they would deal with the matter.

The committee will also receive a briefing on the appointment process of the Deputy Public Protector.

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