The former Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, who faced impeachment, has made a notable return to the political stage. She was recently sworn in as a Member of Parliament for the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and is now ready to serve in a different capacity.
Mkhwebane’s reentry into the National Assembly, the very institution responsible for her removal, has ignited both interest and curiosity. Despite the potential for a chilly reception from her fellow MPs, especially those who voted for her impeachment, Mkhwebane is resolute and fully prepared to confront any challenges that may lie ahead.
In response to potential hostility, Mkhwebane stated, “I’m ready for them. And remember we’re taking the matter to court, and that process was the worst ever.” Her determination to continue the legal battle reflects her unwavering commitment.
Mkhwebane has expressed her excitement about her new role as an EFF MP, saying, “I feel so excited. I can’t wait to serve. The most important thing is to serve.” Her enthusiasm underscores her readiness to take on this new challenge and her dedication to making a meaningful contribution in her new political role.
While her specific role as an MP is still under discussion, Mkhwebane’s interests align with the EFF’s seven cardinal pillars, which include advocating for the nationalization of banks and strengthening the government’s capacity. This shift from her previous role as a watchdog to that of a legislator signifies a significant development in her career and her involvement in the South African political landscape.