Incoming public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane will‚ in an interview to air on Thursday night‚ reveal why she believes her predecessor’s probe into state capture “can’t be a priority”.
That’s according to journalist Aldrin Sampear @AldrinSampear who tweeted: “EXCLUSIVE #SABCNewsinterview this evening: #PublicProtector Mkhwebane explains why STATE CAPTURE investigation can’t be a priority”.
Mkhwebane‚ an advocate‚ was officially appointed to the position on Thursday morning by President Jacob Zuma “for a period of seven years”. She will take over the reins on October 15.
Zuma “thanked outgoing public protector‚ advocate Thuli Madonsela for her services and wished advocate Mkhwebane all the best in the execution of her new responsibilities”.
Business Day reported earlier this week that Madonsela would likely interview Zuma on Thursday in the final leg of her investigation into state capture and allegations that he abused power and allowed friends‚ the Gupta family‚ to influence state business.
The probe is viewed by African National Congress (ANC) leaders critical of Zuma as a last-ditch attempt to rein him in and neutralise the influence of the Gupta family after an ANC attempt to investigate the same thing failed dismally.