A bad week for Busisiwe Mkhwebane
Legal faux pas have stalked public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane since she succeeded Thuli Madonsela
Sipho Pityana, an ANC stalwart who founded the Save SA campaign to drum up support for the removal of Jacob Zuma, has been unanimously nominated as president of Business Unity SA (Busa). He’ll step into the role at Busa’s next AGM, on June 26, succeeding businessman Jabu Mabuza, who served two terms at the helm of SA’s premier business organisation. Pityana has been director of numerous companies and is a former director-general of the departments of labour and foreign affairs.
Legal faux pas have stalked public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane since she succeeded Thuli Madonsela at the end of 2016. Legal experts say her latest finding — on Western Cape premier Helen Zille’s benefits-of-colonialism tweets last year — is laughable. She finds that Zille’s remarks violated the constitution because they could be seen as incitement to violence. Experts say the matter falls outside her mandate. She has also tried to force parliament to change the mandate of the Reserve Bank. More doubts about her fitness for the job.