Tuesday October 10
“Parliament’s portfolio committee on Justice and Correctional Services today resolved to agree to a request to hold an inquiry into public protector advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s fitness to hold office.
The matter was put to a vote after the chairperson of the committee, Dr Mathole Motshekga, in his introduction of the matter recommended that the committee consider referring the matter back to the Speaker. The request was initially made by the DA to the Speaker and then referred to the committee for it to deal with the matter. Motshekga highlighted the huge workload of the committee, including outstanding legislation that needs to be finalised. Thus, he was unsure whether this committee will have the necessary time to deal with the matter and also whether the committee was the right forum or competent authority to deal with such a matter.
He proposed that the committee