ATM ‘disgusted’ by efforts to remove Public Protector from office

“The constitution provides that a Public Protector can be removed by a two-thirds parliamentary majority, on grounds of misconduct, incapacity or incompetence. No competent authority has pronounced on any of the grounds at this time.”

The party said Mkhwebane had been “very hard at work since she took office” and had resolved numerous cases impacting vulnerable people who could not afford legal representation.

“Only a handful of some … formal reports already released are being challenged, and fewer still set aside by courts,” said the ATM.

The ANC is to probe allegations that that some of its top leaders, including secretary-general Ace Magashule, helped set up small parties ahead of the recent elections.

On the eve of the elections, the Sunday Times reported that South African Council of Messianic Churches in Christ general secretary Buyisile Ngqulwana had written a damning affidavit claiming that Magashule and former president Jacob Zuma were involved in the formation of the ATM.