Why is public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane still in office?
That was question posed by 702 Breakfast Show host Bongani Bingwa on Tuesday morning.
He suggested that her removal won't be affected by a simple letter of suspension or indeed the offer to pay her the remainder of her contract in exchange for her resignation.
The Constitution says the public protector may be removed from office on the grounds of misconduct, incapacity or incompetence or a finding to that effect by a committee of the National Assembly.— Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast Show host
Mkhwebane could also be removed by the adoption of a National Assembly resolution which requires the vote of at least two-thirds of MP's - should that were happen, the president must remove her from office.
All indications so far are that this is a president who picks his battles. Yet we know that Mkhwebane has been found by a court of law to be dishonest , that is what you are if you make statements that are untrue as three high court judges found. Mendacious, perfidious or even duplicitous. We could use big words or simply say, liar, liar pants on fire.— Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast Show host
Listen below to hear the rest of Bongani Bongwa's comments: