Parliament, Friday, 13 May 2022 – The Committee for Section 194 Enquiry invites persons to notify it in writing if they wish to place evidence before it which will assist in its assessment of the motion regarding the competency of the Public Protector Adv Busisiwe Mkhwebane to hold office.

The committee is conducting an enquiry in terms of section 194 of the Constitution to assess the charges contained in a motion in the National Assembly (NA) to initiate the removal of Adv Mkhwebane.

The objective of the enquiry is to assess the charges contained in the motion in order to determine whether Adv Mkhwebane is incompetent and/or has misconducted herself and report to the NA on its findings and recommendations.

The written notification should reach the committee not later than 23 May 2022 and to advise in such notice whether assistance in making a statement under oath or handing over evidence is required. Full contact details should be included in such notice.

Any individual or organization that wishes to furnish evidence in respect of issues arising from the Motion should do so in writing and under sworn oath or affirmation by no later than 12h00 on 3 June 2022. The aforementioned notice and evidence must be furnished to the committee by email to The Committee Secretary, Mr Thembinkosi Ngoma at (contactable on Tel 083 709 8407); or delivered in hard copy by prior arrangement with the Committee Secretary.

Any individual or organization may, if necessary, be requested to provide evidence under oath before the committee in terms of the Powers, Privileges and Immunities of Parliament and Provincial Legislatures Act, 2004 and any applicable rules and procedures. No evidence not foreshadowed on affidavit will be admissible.

The Enquiry follows submission of a report prepared by an Independent Panel dated 24 February 2021 which recommended, for reasons set out in this report, that the charges in the Motion be referred to the committee as provided for in the NA Rules. The Enquiry is to be conducted in a reasonable and procedurally fair manner within a reasonable time frame.

The following documents may be accessed electronically on Parliament’s website, the Motion initiating the Enquiry together with supporting evidence, the Public Protector’s response to the Motion, the report from the Independent Panel furnished to the NA; the rules of the NA governing removal and the terms of reference as adopted by the committee on 22 February 2022 and which may be amended from time to time.


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