Cape T0wn — Former Public Protector, Busiswe Mkhwebane, has been sworn in as the Economic Freedom Fighter’s (EFF) newest Member of Parliament (MP).
Earlier this week, Mkhwebane joined the EFF, just one month after she was removed from her position as public protector.
She said she was not affiliated with the ANC and emphasised her belief in the EFF’s principles, particularly their stance on land expropriation without compensation and the importance of the state owning economic structures and providing free education.
The EFF welcomed their new MP at a special signing event on Friday in Cape Town and the political party recognised her work as a senior investigaotr and public protector.
“The EFF welcomes its newly sworn-in Member of Parliament, former Public Protector Fighter @AdvBMkhwebane.”
– Advocate Mkhwebane boasts a rich history in civil service, including key roles as a Senior Researcher for the SAHRC, Senior Investigator in the Office of the Public Protector, and Director in the Department of Home Affairs.”
The EFF welcomes its newly sworn-in Member of Parliament, former Public Protector Fighter @AdvBMkhwebane.
-Advocate Mkhwebane boasts a rich history in civil service, including key roles as a Senior Researcher for the SAHRC, Senior Investigator in the Office of… pic.twitter.com/tfDS4MhIXh
— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) October 20, 2023
According to IOL, Mkhwebane was last month removed from office following an overwhelming majority of parliamentarians who voted for her removal, owing to a report by the Section 194 inquiry that recommended her removal on grounds of incompetence and misconduct.
On Thursday, MPs voted for the appointment of Kholeka Gcaleka as the new Public Protector.
Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane says the failed to use its 2/3 majority to voting land expropriation without compensation and nationalization of mines. pic.twitter.com/G0l2aoz7cD
— Banele (@Gentlements) October 20, 2023
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Compiled by Matthew Petersen