She says she will continue to give hope to the hopeless.
Public Protector Busi Mkhwebane is being branded a figure who was sent by God to “liberate her people”.
Her supporters feel she is actually the woman that oppressed South Africans have always been waiting for.
She says she spends “sleepless nights” thinking about the poor people out there “who can’t even access services”. She said her office is faced with a “bigger challenge” – a challenge she says is similar to the one that former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was ignominiously killed for on 20 October 2011.
Mkhwebane said there were people who had “donated their souls” to the highest bidders, while ignoring the plight of the “hopeless” on the ground. She said her office only receives and investigate complaints and “doesn’t go out to collect those complaints from the people”.
She said the biggest issue was the Reserve Bank, which she said was “untouchable” and not only in South Africa but “worldwide”.
Mkhwebane spoke while scores were praying and asking God to give her “spiritual strength” in KwaMhlanga on Friday 30 August 2019 as she faces the toughest time in the history of the Public Protector’s office.
The DA this week submitted a draft rule to speaker of Parliament Thandi Modise to give the National Assembly the powers to remove all heads of Chapter 9 institutions, including the Public Protector, IEC boss, Auditor-General or Human Rights CEO.
Last week the portfolio committee on justice and correctional services referred the matter to Modise.
If the particular God being prayed to here is keen on the facts and the law, this is not going to be of any help. https://t.co/O4DiBLzbpa
— Pierre de Vos (@pierredevos) August 30, 2019
“I once shared a book about the operations of the Reserve Bank with some of the people I interact with at the Reserve Bank. The book tells you that in all of these countries from the emperors time when you touched or controlled the monies as a state you die. Here in Africa we have got Muammar Gaddafi. You don’t dare touch the Reserve Bank worldwide,” she said while she spoke at the KwaMhlanga Victory Fellowship Showground.
She said her battles were “spiritual ones” and the battles were more “bigger” than generally thought.
“That’s the bigger fight. They have told you that what we are fighting for here is not just a fight of flesh and blood but a spiritual one”.
The prayer meeting organised to give her some “spiritual support” while her office is faced with “several challenges” was attended by community members and pastors, Thembisile Hani municipal mayor Nomsa Mtsweni, APC leader Themba Godi, ATM leaders Mzwanele Manyi and Vuyolwethu Zungula and ANCWL leader Bathabile Dlamini.
Mkhwebane is seen as aligned to the former President Jacob Zuma ANC faction and her predecessor Thuli Madonsela seen as aligned to President Cyril Ramaphosa.
In July 2019, Mkhwebane found that Ramaphosa deliberately misled parliament about a R500 000 donation he received from Gavin Watson, the late Bosasa boss who died in a car crash a week ago and who was accused of corruption before the Zondo state capture commission.
She also found that the manner in which the money was given to Ramaphosa amounted to Money-laundering and that there is “merit” to suspicions that the way the money was paid amounted to money-laundering and this has now been referred to NPA boss Shamila Batohi.
But Ramaphosa is rushing to court to have Mkhwebane’s findings set aside, arguing she was now interfering in issues of political party fundings.
Pastor JJ Mtsweni who organised the prayer meeting and who spoke during the event said it was time the people of this country stand up and defend themselves, “as the devil is out to destroy them”.
“God says I must tell you to prepare your spiritual weapons so that they will have the power to face the plans of the devil,” said JJ.
(edited by MLM)
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