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PP's actions have eroded public confidence - law expert

11 July 2017 8:20 AM
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Public Protector
Advocate Busiswe Mkhwebane

Director at the Centre for Constitutional Rights, Phephelaphi Dube says there is no room for mistakes at that level.

Speaking to Xolani Gwala from Cape Town, Director at the Centre for Constitutional Rights, Phephelaphi Dube says as a result of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's call for the Constitution to be changed, the Rand "tanked". Mkhwebane recommended that this be done so that the Reserve Bank's mandate in the Constitution be changed. However, she made an about-turn on Monday saying she will not oppose the Reserve Bank's review application of her remedial action in relation to the central bank's mandate.

Someone in her position should have at least 10 years experience in administrative law and should know the ins and outs of the Constitution. This u-turn is in the face of legal analysts saying she didn't have the power, this is a basic mistake to make...

Phephelaphi Dube, constitutional law expert

She holds a senior position at a Chapter 9 institution and doesn't have room for these types of mistakes, not at that level.

Phephelaphi Dube, constitutional law expert

To hear more from Dube, listen here..


11 July 2017 8:20 AM
Tags:
Public Protector
Advocate Busiswe Mkhwebane