South Africa: Angry and Aggrieved - Top Quotes From Mkhwebane's Visit to Parliament

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"While it may come across as a waste of time to mention this 'obvious' information, recent history has taught us never to assume that our powers are understood by all and sundry, most especially those who are expected to be conversant with the constitutional and legislative framework relating to the Public Protector. we recently had a senior member of the executive accusing the office of venturing into political territory when investigating a complaint lodged in terms of the Executive Members' Ethics Act.

So the members of the executive in question appeared to be under the impression that the institution just decided to pursue these matters for investigation whereas we've received complaints and we are obligated to investigate.

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