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WATCH | ‘A cesspool of illegality’: Mpofu on Mkhwebane’s impeachment hearings

Hearings into suspended public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s fitness to hold office kicked off in parliament on Wednesday, as the section 194 committee began the inquiry.

Evidence leader advocate Nazreen Bawa began the proceedings with a brief statement regarding the historic exercise of hearing evidence in its first-ever impeachment inquiry.

“This committee sits as a first of its kind in SA, so it is sailing in uncharted waters. It should not be an easy feat to remove a public protector,” said Bawa.

Mkhwebane’s lawyer Dali Mpofu followed with an extended statement on what he said is an illegal process.

“We are here, we are ready to rock ’n roll. We just want to tell you where you are leading this country and this parliament — to a bottomless pit and a cesspool of illegality,” he said.

“We can’t stop — it’s a free country, the committee will make its own decision. Good luck.”


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