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The DA will once again attempt to have Busisiwe Mkhwebane removed as public protector. DA chief whip John Steenhuisen said on Thursday that the DA has written to speaker of the national assembly, Thandi Modise, to request for the institution of removal proceedings against Mkhwebane. The public protector can be removed by parliament on a finding of “misconduct, incapacity or incompetence” and two thirds of the national assembly must support the vote. The DA’s latest request to have her removed follows a damning judgment by the High Court in Pretoria on Monday, which reviewed and set aside Mkhwebane’s report on the Gupta-linked Vrede dairy farm project and declared it unconstitutional and invalid. The court further declared that in investigating and reporting on the matter, Mkhwebane had failed in her duties under the Public Protector Act and the constitution. “This is but one example in a long list of Mkhwebane’s failures in her role as public protector,” Steenhuisen said. He, as w...

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