Mkhwebane’s showing some teeth, but it sounds like the DA’s ready for a fight.
So Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s decided that, after 100 days in office, she might take the DA to court over the opposition’s early comments that she is a Zuma spy. The opposition’s claims stem from Mkhwebane’s time serving the State Security Agency.
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“I gave them the opportunity to withdraw that and apologise,” Mkhwebane said, adding that she’s given the DA time to withdraw its comments.
“Unfortunately, they have not done that now. I am seriously considering taking legal action on the matter because it impacts on the integrity of the institution.”
During her 100 days in office speech, the new PP said she wouldn’t have thought that she’d be subjected to the “peddling of half-truths, fabrications, innuendos and vitriol about her,” and lashed out at the media for being at the heart of what she referred to as an ‘agenda’, specifically when she was called a “Gupta puppet.”
Since she’s taken office, Mkhwebane has faced criticism from both the EFF and DA, she said she would be seeking legal council as to how to proceed. The DA’s Glynis Breytenbach, however, challenged Mkhwebane to take legal action against the party, saying that they are “not in the least bothered” by her threats.
“We would have never made such comments without evidence,” Breytenbach said, referring to the party’s spy allegations.