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D Day for MPs to decide on new Public Protector

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The National Assembly will on Wednesday decide whether to approve the recommendation of State Security Agency analyst Busisiwe Mkhwebane to become the new Public Protector.

The report of the Adhoc Committee on a new Public Protector will be presented to the House for final consideration.

Almost all political parties say they will support Mkhwebane, except for the DA.

The ANC, EFF, IFP, NFP, AIC, UDM, PAC,COPE, ACDP, African People’s Convention and the Freedom Front Plus have all confirmed that they will support Mkhwebane and vote in her favour to become the new Public Protector.

The DA says it will not support Mkhwebane’s appointment while Agang could not be reached for confirmation or comment.

At least 60% of the National Assembly votes which translate into 240 of the 400 MPs will have to vote in Mkhwebane’s favour for the Assembly to pass a resolution to recommend her appointment.

It will then be up to President Jacob Zuma to make the final appointment.

[Source: SABC]
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