As it happened: Public Protector - Who made the cut

2016-08-18 13:07

The committee tasked with appointing the replacement for Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has met to deliberate on the final five preferred candidates and reached a consensus.

The interview process has officially started

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Last Updated at 22:56
18 Aug 15:15
The final five candidates for the role of the next public protector are Sharise Weiner, Siraj Desai, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, Muvhango Lukhaimane, and Bongani Majola. The ad-hoc committee will reconvene at 13:00 on August 24 to discuss the shortlisted candidates.

18 Aug 15:05

18 Aug 15:04
The Public Protector ad-hoc committee tucks into a late lunch after the shortlisting of the final five candidates. (Paul Herman/News24)

18 Aug 14:58
We have our final candidates to succeed Public Protector Thuli Madonsela!

18 Aug 14:56
Candidate Bongani Majola up for discussion, and makes it through to the final 5, despite some disagreement from Shivambu.

18 Aug 14:52
Four candidates on the shortlist so far.

18 Aug 14:50
Willie Hofmeyr gets no support at all, falls away as a candidate, as do Kevin Malunga and Advocate Nonkosi Princess Cetywayo. Things moving along a little more swiftly now.

18 Aug 14:46
Van Damme calls out the committee on their sexism when assessing candidates.

18 Aug 14:44
Candidate Ramjathan-Keogh up for discussion, not getting much support from the ad-hoc committee.

18 Aug 14:42
Candidate Busisiwe Mkhwebane is still in the running, makes it through to the next round. 

18 Aug 14:36
Professor Narnia Bohler-Muller falls away as a candidate as her name is called out and met with silence. Former deputy public protector Mamiki Goodman also fails to make it through to the final list.

18 Aug 14:31
Judge Desai is finally pencilled in as a candidate for later discussion, but the DA's Breytenbach voices the party's unhappiness.

18 Aug 14:23
"Let's concede dotting down Desai, so the process can go further. He is a high candidate." - ANC MP Koornhof appeals for consensus. IFP's Msimang agrees.

18 Aug 14:14

18 Aug 14:12
Van Damme is insistent: "Judge Desai will not be able to withstand the pressure of being public protector."

18 Aug 14:10
Shivambu in agreement with Van Damme about Desai, saying he didn't pay attention to the details of the committee's questions. Shivambu also points out that Desai avoided question about #RememberKhwezi protest. "Let's save SA's judiciary by not stealing Desai from the bench, but he should not be a candidate for public protector," says Shivambu.

18 Aug 14:04

18 Aug 14:03
DA against shortlisting Judge Desai as a candidate, while the ANC back him. DA citing the fact that Desai "lost his temper".

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18 Aug 13:54
The ad-hoc committee members were unanimous in their decisions until candidate Judge Siraj Desai came up for discussion, provoking disagreements and debate.

18 Aug 13:52

18 Aug 13:51
Judge Sharise Weiner still stands as a candidate, while Advocate Mthembu falls away after no MPs support his bid. 

18 Aug 13:48

18 Aug 13:47
"That letter must fall." - Floyd Shivambu on the SSA document.

18 Aug 13:46

18 Aug 13:43
Phumzile van Damme questions the accuracy of reports from the SSA, points to mistakes in candidate screening, and raises concerns about using SSA information in evaluating candidates. Public protector candidate Muvhango Antoinette Lukhaimane used as an example.

18 Aug 13:37

18 Aug 13:36
Khoza hopes for a consensus on the name of the new Public Protector, after Koornhof earlier asked if they could ignore candidates with no support from any party.

18 Aug 13:30

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18 Aug 13:20
Khoza reiterates that all 14 candidates interviewed last week have met the criteria required for the Public Protector role.

18 Aug 13:13
The committee is in session and Chairperson Khoza is laying out the process ahead in her opening statement.

18 Aug 13:09
Watch the live stream of the committee deliberation.

18 Aug 13:06

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