Committee set to nominate a suitable candidate to be the next Public Protector

The Ad hoc Committee tasked with finding a new Public Protector will on Wednesday nominate a person for the role.

A multi-party committee was established by the National Assembly to handle the process of appointing a new Public Protector.

This is after current Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s seven year non-renewable period and term in office ends in October 2016.

The committee will be liable for deciding who will fill Madonsela’s position.  The committee will consist of 11 Members of Parliament, with six African National Congress (ANC) MPs, two Democratic Alliance (DA) MPs, one Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MP and two from other parties.

ANC MP Dr Makhosi Khoza is leading the process to find a suitable candidate to replace Modonsela when her term in office ends

ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu introduced a motion for the committee’s establishment in the National Assembly.

He also said they are confident that the committee will emerge with a suitable candidate that will continue with the institution’s work of ensuring good governance and strengthening our constitutional democracy.

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