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2016-09-07
New Public Protector Announced,Despite Opposition By DA


Cape Town - 7 September 2016

Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane received a total of 263 votes in the National Assembly,pushing her appointment as the next Public Protector,to succeed the incumbent Thuli Madonsela.

A minimum of 240 out of 400 votes to approve the appointment of the new Public Protector.There were 79 votes against,with 1 abstention.Only the DA opposed her nomination,with allegations that she was a spy in the employ of the State Security Agency.The president has to now ratify the appointment.

Mkwhebane faced off against other candidates such as Willie Hofmeyer and Judge Siraj Desai.

By Wesley Fester

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