Botha fights ‘messy’ suspension

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Botha was suspended on August 6 after he had made remarks to a colleague about CGE commissioner Nomasonto Mazibuko’s albinism. Photo: File
Botha was suspended on August 6 after he had made remarks to a colleague about CGE commissioner Nomasonto Mazibuko’s albinism. Photo: File

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This comes amid claims by insiders that the commission is attempting to use a draft handbook – a document containing the code of conduct for commissioners – to legitimise his suspension.

Botha was suspended on August 6 after he had made remarks to a colleague about CGE commissioner Nomasonto Mazibuko’s albinism and said that the commission’s chairperson, Tamara Mathebula, lacked backbone, during a break at the CGE’s virtual plenary session on July 30. 

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