In as much as we hope the incoming Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane isn’t getting off on the wrong foot; we pray the truth will surface sooner or later.
BuzzSouthAfrica has gathered that Mkhwebane is currently considering a legal action against the Democratic Alliance (DA). This is because the opposition party claimed and has insisted that she acted as a spy in China.
Yes, the DA has never shown support for Mkhwebane right from the day her name appeared on the list of Thuli Madonsela’s likely successors.
Despite putting up a brilliant and impressive performance when she stood before Parliament during her interview, the DA insisted that she was unfit for the post because she was “illogically” preferred over others.
But Mkhwebane “miraculously” sailed through, emerging as South Africa’s next Public Protector. However, her emergence and endorsement didn’t bury the DA’s shrill cry and claim that Mkhwebane was a spy during her time as an immigration officer for Home Affairs in China from 2010.
Many have considered the opposition party’s claims as a high-priority and serious matter; which if proven true, would authorize investigations into the allegations and possibly, the removal of the Public Protector.
But, the dispiriting aspect of the shrill cries is that the DA has failed to publicly support its claims with any substantial and credible evidence. Thus, stirring up skepticism and disbelief among the people.
The DA is known to have won many cases of corruption against its opponents – ranging from the dismissal of Menzi Simelane as National Director of the public prosecutor to others, especially at State-owned entities.
Regardless of the DA’s claims, the incoming Public Protector maintained that the opposition party’s “politically-motivated” and “baseless” claims do not count because she was never a spy.
Incoming Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane obtained a B.Proc and LLB from the University of the North and a Diploma in Corporate Law and a Higher Diploma in Tax Law from the University of Johannesburg.
She previously served in the Public Protector’s office as a senior investigator between 1998 and 2005 before she left to join Home Affairs.