The opposition party Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has called on the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to learn to keep quiet.
“Each time she speaks, and because it is not even necessary for her to do so at all times, she continues to tarnish the reputation of the respectable office of the Public Protector. ” said the EFF in a statement.
“We say this in relation to her recent comments that the remit of the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture can be extended beyond what is directed by the remedial action of the Public Protector’s State of Capture Report.
“In so saying, Mkhwebane seeks to give credence to Zuma’s ill-intention to overburden the scope of the inquiry so that it never really arrives at holding him accountable for his corruption with the Gupta family. By now it should be obvious that to amend the remedial action of the Public Protector, one must do so through courts and within a given period of time.
The party has accused the Public Protector of ignoring the law and questioned her constitutional literacy and judgement.
“She is not only dangerous to the reputation and public standing of the important office of the Public Protector.
“She also risks undermining the very constitutional work it has to combat state corruption.”
The EFF has called on Adv Mkhwebane to learn to keep quiet, do her work and mind her own business.