Mkhwebane turns to ConCourt to block inquiry into her fitness to hold office, lambasts 'the unfairness of it all'

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Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane.
Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane.
Antonio Muchave

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has turned to the Constitutional Court in a last-ditch urgent bid to stop the potential impeachment process against her from proceeding - until she has challenged its rules.

Mkhwebane previously compared the rules to the "Sobukwe clause", the apartheid-era legislation used to arbitrarily extend the imprisonment of PAC leader Robert Sobukwe and insisted they were aimed solely "at the removal of Mkhwebane".

Last year, the Western Cape High Court dismissed her application to interdict National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise from pursuing the 17-stage process that could result in her facing an inquiry into her fitness to hold office.

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