Mkhwebane impeachment inquiry to subpoena Thuli Madonsela

The inquiry into suspended public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s fitness to hold office will summon former public protector Thuli Madonsela before parliament.
The section 194 committee met on Tuesday for “housekeeping” before it resumes critical witness testimonies on Monday.
Mkhwebane is expected to bring her own witnesses. She had asked for some to be summoned, including President Cyril Ramaphosa and her predecessor. Madonsela had declined to appear before the inquiry and is said to be preparing a response. The committee decided it would not call Ramaphosa.
It will also summon Bianca Mvuyana, an investigator in the office of the public protector.The committee has set itself a timeline of drafting a report by March and a decision on Mkhwebane’s fate by the end of April.
Mkhwebane’s term in the public protector role ends in October this year and she has a month to convince the committee that she should not be suspended.
24 Jan 10AM English South Africa News · Business

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