The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it will write to Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Justice DR Mathole Motshekg in a bid to summon the Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkwebane to account after she made a public recommendation that the Reserve Bank should change the nature of its Constitution.
Mkhwebane has admitted her findings on the mandate of the SARB were wrong and has put it down to an honest mistake
While the DA says her verdict has already cost the South African economy when the Rand’s value declined off the back of her latest report and remedial action.
“The Public Protector is required to know her mandate, and more importantly, the law”.
The DA has warned that advocate Mkhwebane has proven to the public that she is not fit to hold office and has shown that she does not understand her powers.
“The DA repeatedly warned that Mkhwebane was not the most suitable candidate for Public Protector. The Constitution requires the Public Protector be capable and competent”.DA says.
The DA added that “Mkhwebane does not take seriously the post she holds and must, therefore, be summoned urgently as she is accountable to Parliament and not the other way around”.DA says.