Employees fight Mkhwebane over immediate dismissal, but Public Protector claims she is right to act

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Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane
Jan Gerber, News24

Two suspended Public Protector employees have accused the head of the Chapter 9 institution Busisiwe Mkhwebane of taking unlawful action against them after she refused to implement the sanctions by the chairperson of their disciplinary hearings, and instead moved to invoke her own punishment.

Executive manager Pona Mogaladi and chief investigator Lesedi Sekele have approached the Labour Court on an urgent basis, seeking to prevent Mkhwebane from dismissing them with immediate effect. They claim she altered the sanctions imposed by the chairperson of their disciplinary hearing.

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