Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane Replaces Thuli Madonsela As New Public Protector
Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane has been chosen as South Africa’s new Public Protector to replace outgoing Thuli Madonsela. This comes after weeks of deliberations by MPs who are members of parliament adhoc committee responsible for appointing a new Public Protector.
Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane is the director of the Information and Cooperation Management Unit of the Department of Home Affairs. The Democratic Alliance (DA) was the only party to raise an eyebrow at Mkhwebane’s nomination after EFF leader Julius Malema hinted that she might be the ANC’s choice candidate.
“I am very concerned about her bona fides. I’ve received the same tip-off as honourable Malema about her connection to the president and it concerns me very deeply,” said DA’s Glynnis Breytenbach.