Why the National Assembly is required to adopt rules for removal of public protector and other ...


- dailymaverick.co.za | 3 months ago

In December 2017 the ConCourt ordered the National Assembly to make rules regulating the impeachment of a president in terms of section 89(1) of the Constitution.

We did not know that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane would rely on the judgment in Economic Freedom Fighters and Others v Speaker of the National Assembly and Another to force the National Assembly to adopt specific rules to deal with the removal of the Auditor-General, the public protector and members of other Chapter 9 commissions. This is not a bad thing, as new rules will provide for an independent and impartial assessment of whether removal is justified in each case.

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