South Africa’s Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, has been found guilty of incompetence and misconduct by a parliamentary ad hoc committee.
- Mkhwebane was suspended from her role in 2021 and an independent panel led by retired Constitutional Court judge Bess Nkabinde was tasked with investigating her fitness to hold office.
- The ad hoc committee largely endorsed the findings of the independent panel, which found prima facie evidence of incompetence and misconduct on Mkhwebane’s part.
- The committee voted on the charges faced by Mkhwebane on Sunday.
- Mkhwebane has faced numerous legal challenges during her tenure as Public Protector.
- Eight candidates, including Deputy Public Protector Kholeka Gcaleka, have been shortlisted to replace Mkhwebane.