South Africa’s President Cyril Ramophosa, has moved for the suspension of its Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Calls for the nomination of a new Public Protector.
The suspension is coming after Busisi Mkhwebane disclosed that she would investigate the President, Cyril Ramophosa for allegedly breaching the executive code of ethics relating to alleged criminal activities on his farm.
Following the suspension, the Ad Hoc Committee has called on the general public to nominate suitable candidates for the appointment of a new Public Protector.
The Committee Chairman Cyril Xaba in a statement, said applications are now open for nominations and will close on or before the 7th of July 2023. Cyril Xaba added that the appointment will be done by the President on the basis of a recommendation by the National Assembly for the non-renewal terms of seven years.
REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT: The requirements for the appointment of a new Public Protector include;
The person must be a South African by birth.
A person must be a Judge of the High Court or must have been admitted as an advocate or an attorney for at least a period of ten years.
Candidate must have a cumulative period of at least ten years, after having been qualified, lectured in law at a university, or has specialized knowledge in the administration of justice, public administration, or public finance.
He or She must be a member of Parliament for at least ten years.
Applications and nominations must carry the full name, address or email, and contact details of the candidate or organization making the nomination.
Applications should be summited to the committee secretary no later than 7th July at 4 pm Cyril said.