EFF leader Julius Malema has called on South Africans to constructively appraise the new Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, and not attack her blindly.
Malema stated this while speaking outside Parliament on Wednesday. The red party leader said Busisiwe must be given enough time to prove to the country that she is not pro-Zuma protector, as alleged by the blue block and some other critics.
Juju said one of the essential reasons why she must be keenly observed is because she just inherited a new office, which calls for acclimatization and few adjustments.
The revolutionary leader, however, vowed to expose and make the new Public Protector’s tenure miserable if she uses the dignified office to protect President Jacob Zuma, friends, and her allies.
“I think we should give her a chance. She is inheriting an institution, and even if she made commitments to [President Jacob] Zuma and friends that she will do work for them in the PP office, she is going to be exposed,” he said.
Malema added that if the new Public Protector engages in any shenanigans, the country will push her out of the office prematurely.
Last week, Busisiwe announced that she will not oppose President Zuma’s interdict against the release of the controversial report.
She maintained in the court papers filed last week that she was not in a position to advocate that the report, which her predecessor had prepared and finalized, be released.
Mkhwebane also said she wouldn’t advocate for Zuma to be granted additional time to submit representations. So for her, everything lies in the hands of the judiciary.
In her first interview as PP, she emphasized that an investigation into the state capture will not be her priority – a statement that raised eyebrows and concerns that she has or might likely be captured soon.