ANC 'respects' members' right to apply for Public Protector post

2016-06-29 16:01
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Cape Town – The African National Congress in Parliament respects the rights of their current and former members to contest for the Public Protector post, the party said on Wednesday.

ANC MP Loyiso Mpumlwana and former MP Jonas Ben Sibanyoni are on the list of 59 applicants and nominees vying for the post.

ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu's spokesperson Moloto Mothapo said they had received a lot of enquiries about the inclusion of the two.

"We wish to state that while the movement has nothing to do with any of the nominations Parliament released yesterday, we respect the rights of any qualifying South African in terms of the [Public Protector] Act and the Constitution to contest for the post," he said on Wednesday.

The party said they were pleased by the openness, transparency and meticulousness of the process to appoint a new Public Protector.

IFP 'satisfied' with nominees

"This augurs well for the necessary confidence and trust South Africans ought to have in this parliamentary process."

The process would deliver a capable and outstanding South African to take over as the next public protector, the party said.

The list of names has been published on Parliament's website, with CVs attached.

Members of the public should scrutinise the names and CVs and send their comments or objections to Vhonani Ramaano on by Friday, July 8.

The Inkatha Freedom Party has also welcomed the release of the names.

"The IFP is satisfied with the skills, variety and good standing of the nominees, as well as the transparency of the process in finding a new Public Protector," the party said in a statement.

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