The Star reports that South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa has suspended Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane from office with immediate effect.

In a statement, the office of the President said Mkhwebane would remain suspended until the section 194 process in the National Assembly has been completed.

Her suspension comes a day after she confirmed that she would investigate Ramaphosa for allegedly breaching the executive code of ethics relating to alleged criminal activities at his farm.

The statement reads: “President Cyril Ramaphosa has, in accordance with section 194 (3)(a) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, decided to suspend advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane from the office of the Public Protector effective June 9, 2022.”

Section 194 (3)(a) of the Constitution provides that the president may suspend the public protector (or any member of a Chapter 9 institution) “at any time after the start of proceedings by a committee of the National Assembly for (their) removal”.

Please read the full story on The Star Friday, June 10 2022