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Ramaphosa’s ANC votes ‘yes’ to Busisiwe Mkhwebane impeachment

Published by Andile Sicetsha

In a landmark turnout, the efforts fo have Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane impeached were boosted by the ANC’s support in Tuesday’s hybrid Parliamentary plenary.

DA wins motion to begin Busisiwe Mkhwebane impeachment

The DA’s motion to have Mkhwebane ruled unfit to hold office has been granted, a welcomed gift wrapped and delivered by the ruling faction of Cyril Ramaphosa believers.

275 ye votes pummelled the 40 nays from the EFF, UDM, Al-Jama-ah and ATM. The Red Berets, it’s reported, will take Parliament’s decision to court for review.

Reactions to ANC support of impeachment

Immediately, news of the ANC’s firm support of the inquiry broke out on social media with many gobsmacked about the turnout.

The party’s Chief Whip Pemmy Majodina had hinted at this eventuality in comments made before the sitting. Coming into the vote, the ANC had resolved to support the process as a means of adhering to the prescripts of the law.

As Majodina explained, “caucus held an extensive discussion on the matter and resolved to support the process and acknowledged that we are in a process and are not at this point dealing with the merits or demerits of the case and therefore questions of voting cannot arise at this stage.”

The party’s decision, put in clearer terms, is to place Mkhwebane under the microscope and allow her the opportunity to vindicate herself from all wrongdoing.

“The committee on Section 194 will conduct an inquiry for fairness and clarity, which will afford the public protector an opportunity to clear her name and respond to the wide allegations attributed by DA motion,” Majodina added.

Mkhwebane is still on a sabbatical that expires at the end of March. A week before her return, however, the Public Protector will appear in court on a triple lerjury charge.