NATIONAL NEWS - The Constitutional Court on Tuesday dismissed Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s application for direct access to appeal a Western Cape High Court’s ruling to interdict parliament’s removal proceedings against her.
In December last year, the high court ruled that Mkhwebane’s application had no prospects of success.
This comes as the National Assembly is due to vote on Tuesday afternoon on whether to establish a parliamentary inquiry into Mkhwebane’s fitness to hold office.
Earlier this month, an independent review panel found substantial information that constitutes prima facie evidence of incompetence and misconduct against the public protector.
The panel, established by National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise last year, comprised retired Constitutional Court judge Bess Nkabinde, advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza and advocate Johan de Waal.