Madonsela’s successor sadly lacking
THE Office of the Public Protector is to ensure transgressions and complaints against the state or its entities are investigated and brought to book via recommendations; almost a permanent judicial enquiry.
Her predecessor Thuli Madonsela did a splendid job in both independence from political interference and tackling issues that were too hot to handle with sterling results.
Madonsela’s recommendations have not been pursued and this is where her successor should play a role.
She brought a level of confidence, that now seems bleak, on politicians and officials who were “untouchable”.
Mkhwebane is unable to grasp the tenets of her function, responsibility and limitations of her office. Given her major blunder, shattering of confidence; the legal costs incurred by Sarb ought to come from her own pocket or department’s budget.
On her first task, she has made such a blunder that her fitness for office, in terms judgment and independence, is questioned and questionable.
Zuma has neutralised a powerful office and Mkhwebane ought to resign. Glenmore Cres, Durban North