Impeachment process is tainted, Mkhwebane says in affidavit
Public protector has applied to file new evidence in the Western Cape High Court
There was “no conceivable scenario” in which the impeachment process against Busisiwe Mkhwebane was untainted, the public protector said in an affidavit to the Western Cape High Court on Monday.
Mkhwebane’s affidavit was filed in support of an application to put additional evidence before the court, which is due this week to hear an urgent application to put a halt to the impeachment process in parliament and prevent her possible suspension by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The affidavit sets out what has happened since an SMS from Ismail Abramjee was sent to counsel for the speaker of parliament Andrew Breitenbach SC...