Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni
5 minute read
7 Mar 2021
7:13 pm

Mkhwebane’s supporters are ‘political opportunists’ – analysts

Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni

Those supporting Mkhwebane are being accused of either pandering to a faction of the ANC's personal interests, or blatant political attention-seeking.

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane in the dock. Picture: Neil McCartney

Public Protector Busisiwe Mhwebane's supporters are being accused of ignoring facts, in favour of an agenda against President Cyril Ramaphosa. The beleaguered advocate is currently at the centre of an apparent political battle between those who see her as a martyr and accuse a 'captured judiciary' of being hell-bent on disparaging her credibility, and those who want her impeached for gross incompetence. This as the Democratic Alliance (DA) has clapped back against the African Transformation movement, (ATM) following its statement rejecting the DA's motion of no confidence against Mkhwebane. The two-seat party's statement on Sunday came hot on the heels...