Busisiwe Mkhwebane hasn’t exactly had the most inspiring first few weeks as our new PP and there are already those who believe her to be a Zuma loyalist.
Adv. Mkhwebane has stepped on the nation’s toes on two separate occasions so far; first when she ‘ordered’ the news at the PP’s office be changed from eNCA to the Guptas’ ANN7, and second when she decided not to challenge Zuma when he sought an interdict against the release of her predecessor’s state capture report.
South Africans didn’t take kindly to Mkhwebane’s perceived weakness in dealing with Zuma and even less so to her choice in media. This time around, however, the opposition’s become involved as she’s seemingly stepped outside of her role and commented on the resignation of Eskom’s Brian Molefe, who quit after being implicated in Thuli Madonsela’s State of Capture report.
The report alleges that Eskom – under Molefe – pushed the Optimum coal mine to bankruptcy so that the Guptas could buy it, and cell phone records place him at the Guptas’ Saxonwold residence up to 19 times during that period.
EWN reports that Mkhwebane, in an interview with Eyewitness News, said Molefe’s resignation was a great loss and cautioned people against making accusations before the State of Capture report’s findings have been subjected to judicial oversight.
Enter Glynis Breytenbach; the DA’s shadow minister of justice and single most terrifying politician in South Africa right now. Breytenbach weighed in on Mkhwebane’s comments about Molefe, questioning why the Public Protector would come to the defence of the former Eskom boss.
“We are of the view that Mkhwebane should spend her time dealing with issues of her office and leave these matters to the past. Her predecessor penned this report and the judicial inquiry will determine this further. Until that happens, she should really keep her nose clean.”
If you enjoyed that, then you’re going to love seeing Glynis Breytenbach roast NPA boss Shaun Abrahams to the point of almost tears. Watch the video here.