President Cyril Ramaphosa, Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, investigations, Parliament, probe

[FILE] President Cyril Ramaphosa does not seem very bothered by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s investigations into him. Photo: GCIS / Flickr

PP has her work, I have my work – Ramaphosa on Mkhwebane’s probes

President Cyril Ramaphosa is seemingly not bothered by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s investigations into him.

President Cyril Ramaphosa, Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, investigations, Parliament, probe

[FILE] President Cyril Ramaphosa does not seem very bothered by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s investigations into him. Photo: GCIS / Flickr

President Cyril Ramaphosa has cryptically shown where he stands with the investigations into him. Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane launched two new investigations into Ramaphosa, who doesn’t seem too fazed by it.

President is unfazed by investigations

On Sunday, 3 April, Ramaphosa shared that the embattled PP has her work and he has his own.

“The Public Protector has to do her work and I will do my work. Each one of us have our tasks and jobs to do and we must do our work as best as possible as we can,” said President Ramaphosa.

The President was delivering the closing address at his party’s elective conference in Mpumalanga., reports EWN.

Mkhwebane vs Parliament

Mkhwebane, on the other hand, has been trying to interdict Parliament. She is attempting to stop proceedings for impeachment against her. She recently revealed that she has three ongoing investigations against President Ramaphosa.

In her court application, allegations of judicial capture, claims that Ramaphosa knew about public money being used for ANC elective conferences and the use of an official aircraft for an ANC trip to Zimbabwe were noted.

Mkhwebane’s attempts to stop Parliament’s process could put an end to Ramaphosa’s efforts to suspend her. The president previously wrote to Mkhwebane to ask her for reasons why he should not suspend her.

PP’s days numbered? President intends SUSPENDING her

The bid to give Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane the boot is nearing a crescendo, with President Cyril Ramaphosa giving her 10 days to explain why he should not suspend her.

Mkhwebane and Ramaphosa have been at loggerheads for quite some time, in respect of their previous legal battles. The bid to suspend Mkhwebane stems from the impeachment process she faces.

In a statement released on Thursday, 17 March 2022, Mkhwebane says she learnt via the news outlets that Parliamentary Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula wrote to Ramaphosa, informing him about the process to impeach her.

Busisiwe Mkhwebane will now be weighing her legal options in response to the pending suspension by President Cyril Ramaphosa. Mkhwebane further implies that the move by Ramaphosa to even opt to suspend her may have been a hasty one and intends asking him for a copy of the letter. Read the full story here.