WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY

The New Age (Free State) - - FRONT PAGE -

There is no in­quiry that will come be­fore Par­lia­ment. We can ven­ti­late on the mat­ter, but that’s where it ends, full stop. The al­le­ga­tions don’t war­rant an in­quiry, they are flawed. No self-re­spect­ing com­mit­tee in Par­lia­ment will deal with that mat­ter.” – ANC chief whip Jack­son Mthembu

The call made by the DA is a very friv­o­lous but po­lit­i­cal call. They were op­posed to her ap­point­ment, be­fore she was even ap­pointed they called her a spy. The even called her a Zuma spy. So they never liked her and her case was made worse be­cause up to know she has not fought their en­e­mies. I think her mis­take ac­cord­ing to them was to fight against Absa and rec­om­mended that there should be a re­view of the Con­sti­tu­tion around the Re­serve Bank. The pub­lic pro­tec­tor is pro­tected by the Con­sti­tu­tion, they knew that even when Thuli Madon­sela was still there. So we don’t think we should ig­nore the hypocrisy of the for tar­get­ing her.” – Cosatu pres­i­dent Sdumo Dlamini

Ad­vo­cate Mkhwe­bane has demon­strated nu­mer­ous times that she is not fit to hold the of­fice of the pub­lic pro­tec­tor and the DA has op­posed her ap­point­ment from the start.” – DA MP Glyn­nis Breyten­bach

The DA has never re­spected the pub­lic pro­tec­tor, you re­mem­ber they called her a spy. Her rec­om­men­da­tion that the Con­sti­tu­tion be amended to change the man­date of the Re­serve Bank was thrown out of court so what is the big deal? We do not sup­port the DA’s plan against the pub­lic pro­tec­tor.” – UDM pres­i­dent Bantu Holomisa

Th­ese po­lit­i­cal par­ties sup­ported her when they voted for her in Par­lia­ment, what has sud­denly changed? Is it be­cause she has not toed the line of sup­port­ing white monopoly cap­i­tal? There is no merit to the DA’s claim. They will do any­thing to dis­credit the pub­lic pro­tec­tor. We sup­port a Ad­vo­cate Mkhwe­bane and we are proud of her work.” – MKMVA pres­i­dent Kebby Maphat­soe

We had many con­cerns about the for­mer pub­lic pro­tec­tor but we didn’t at­tempt to use Par­lia­ment to re­move her. The is­sue against her is that she tar­geted cases that af­fect the DA such as the CIEX re­port. The DA is the ben­e­fi­ciary of the money stolen from from South Africa. Par­lia­ment must not be used to fight chap­ter 9 in­sti­tu­tions.” – ANC Youth league spokesper­son Mlondi Mkhize

The FF Plus will sup­port the DA’s re­quest. Her find­ings on the Re­serve Bank was proof of her in­com­pe­tency. She’s a dis­ap­point­ment and we will be sup­port­ing her re­moval.” – FF Plus leader Pi­eter Groe­newald

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