AS IT HAPPENED | If I am removed, it is 'God's will', says Mkhwebane

2020-01-28 12:41

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane will deliver investigative reports and will comment on issues affecting her office.

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.
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28 Jan 13:58
#PublicProtector : Says she has not considered resigning. "I will not resign, I will stay as much as I can. I am here to serve - if parliament removes me, it is God's will." Tweet from @CannyMaphanga

28 Jan 13:54

"I have not and I won't resigning," says Mkhwebane.  

Says that if she's removed, it's "God's will".


28 Jan 13:51
"I've done my part, leading my team," says Mkhwebane

28 Jan 13:49
We've done sterling work for the past three years in this office, says Mkhwebane

28 Jan 13:48
#PublicProtector says she did not go on a "fishing expedition for certain matters", they were brought to her re: CR17, SARS/ Ivan Pillay.  Tweet from @CannyMaphanga

28 Jan 13:48
#PublicProtector says that court judgments that are not in her favour are not "a reflection of her competency". Tweet from @CannyMaphanga

28 Jan 13:46
Mkhwebane says she has records of the SARS rouge unit

28 Jan 13:45
She says judges who have had their judgments overturned are not being called on to resign

28 Jan 13:43
You cannot use judges and the judiciary to deal with the competency of a public protector, says Mkhwebane on the number of adverse judicial findings against her

28 Jan 13:41

I didn't go on a fishing expedition.  

"We have proof," says Mkhwebane on the SARS case


28 Jan 13:40
Mkhwebane acknowledges that there is a perception that she is litigating against government institutions

28 Jan 13:33
Let's not create a constitutional crisis, says Mkhwebane of the case to remove her

28 Jan 13:31
I received threats - poisoning threats, says Mkhwebane on her investigation of SARS

28 Jan 13:29
“If the speaker does not respond we will take the relevant legal advice” - Mkhwebane. Tweet from @CannyMaphanga

28 Jan 13:29
Mkhwebane hopes that the case does not end up in court

28 Jan 13:27

Mkhwebane says the process in drafting the rules to remove the head of a Chapter 9 institution did not include her.  

"We will engage with the Speaker."


28 Jan 13:21
Mkhwebane finishes her statement, and takes questions

28 Jan 13:21
Mkhwebane has written to the speaker on Tuesday morning "bringing to her attention the many deficiencies of these rules".  Tweet from @CannyMaphanga

28 Jan 13:20
“I have further requested an undertaking from the Speaker that this grossly unfair process be temporarily suspended until all the issues (I have raised)have been adequately addressed amicably” - Mkhwebane. Tweet from @CannyMaphanga

28 Jan 13:19
"I welcome SARS investigators to scrutinise my records," says Mkhwebane as she goes through cases what she calls "abuse of state institutions" against her

28 Jan 13:17

'Serious rot at core' of Mkhwebane's office - former Public Protector COO

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28 Jan 13:17
All I'm asking for is fairness, says Mkhwebane

28 Jan 13:16
Mkhwebane states that she is advised that the rules (used to process her removal) are unconstitutional and unlawful. Tweet from @CannyMaphanga

28 Jan 13:16
#PublicProtector : Mkhwebane comments on the speakers conduct: she feels her right to dignity has been violated as she learnt about the parliamentary process through the media not speaker Thandi Modise. Tweet from @CannyMaphanga

28 Jan 13:15
Mkhwebane says calls for her resignation are cause for concern

28 Jan 13:13
Rules to remove the heads of Chapter 9 institutions are unconstitutional and unlawful, says Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane

28 Jan 13:11
My letter forced the Speaker to back to the drawing board on her removal proceedings, says Mkhwebane

28 Jan 13:09

Vrede Dairy project and independent power producers.  

Vrede case is at an "advanced stage".


28 Jan 13:06
No corruption found, but municipality directed to maintain tanks and repair infrastructure

28 Jan 13:03
Water supply into North West province municipality

28 Jan 13:01
Tracker improperly benefits from the use of state resources, says the Public Protector

28 Jan 13:00
The contract between Tracker and SAPS was improper, Mkhwebane finds

28 Jan 13:00
Mkhwebane also scrutinised the relationship between Tracker and the South African Police Service

28 Jan 12:57

#PublicProtector indicates that she will also share her thoughts on the parliamentary process that seeks to remove her from her office.

She goes through the reports first that deal with allegations of irregular appointments, maladministration. Tweet from @CannyMaphanga


28 Jan 12:56
Wasteful expenditure cost the department millions, says Mkhwebane

28 Jan 12:55
Concludes that mobile units' purchase was improper

28 Jan 12:54
Mkhwebane begins with complaints of health department contracts

28 Jan 12:52
#PublicProtector says she has concluded 12 reports but will only focus on three. Tweet from @CannyMaphanga

28 Jan 12:51

28 Jan 12:50
I have completed 12 reports, says Mkhwebane

28 Jan 12:42

28 Jan 12:41

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28 Jan 12:41

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28 Jan 12:41

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