Kholeka Gcaleka officially appointed public protector
Gcaleka has been appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa as public protector for a non-renewable term of seven years
President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed advocate Kholeka Gcaleka as SA’s public protector.
His office made the announcement on Wednesday.
Presidency spokesperson Vincent Magwenya said: “President Cyril Ramaphosa has, in terms of the constitution and on the recommendation of the National Assembly, appointed advocate Nompilo Kholeka Gcaleka as public protector for a non-renewable term of seven years with effect from November 1 2023.
“The president wishes advocate Gcaleka well in her position and trusts she will serve the people of SA with honour and dedication.”
The National Assembly voted in support of Gcaleka’s appointment in October. She needed 240 votes (60%) and 244 MPs (61%) voted in support of her appointment.
Gcaleka, who was appointed deputy public protector in January 2020, has been acting public protector since Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s suspension in June 2022.
Mkhwebane was impeached in September.
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