ANC legislators toed the party line in parliament on Tuesday and pushed public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane a step closer to the exit door, in what is a victory for the side of the governing party aligned to President Cyril Ramaphosa.

On Tuesday, MPs voted in favour of establishing a committee to look into Mkhwebane’s fitness to hold office following a scathing report by an independent panel that found prima facie evidence of misconduct or incompetence by her. If she is removed, she will be the first head of a Chapter 9 institution to be booted out of office...

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