Public Protector candidates list reduced to five
18 August 2016
In a relatively short meeting, the multi-party committee shaped down the number of candidates from 14 to five.
Five candidates will now be competing for the Public Protector position after an immediate cutting down of the candidate list today.
Most of the 9 other candidates were swiftly sent off with, including current Deputy Public Protector Kevin Malunga.
MPs did not even debate his candidacy, and merely said he must fall off the list.
The five candidates who made the list are judges Sharise Weiner and Siraj Desai, and advocates Busisiwe Mkhwebane, Muvhango Lukhaimane and Professor Bongani Majola.
While the three candidates Weiner, Mkhwebane and Lukhaimane, made the list without any objections, firm debates were held over Desai and Majola's candidacy.