The Québec Ombudsman’s legal staff will testify during an investigation into the indictment

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The section 194 committee should know more about the head of legal services for the Québec Ombudsman, Muntu Sithole.

FILE: Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Photo: @PublicProtector/Twitter.

CAPE TOWN — Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s impeachment inquiry continues in parliament on Thursday, after a long two-week hiatus.

The section 194 committee should know more about the head of legal services for the Québec Ombudsman, Muntu Sithole.

In the last session, he testified about the legal challenges Mkhwebane faced in relation to her investigative reports.

Muntu Sithole told the inquest he believed the court was biased against public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane in the legal challenge to the Vrede dairy farm report.

In fact, he felt that it was his legal team that should have taken the blame for submitting an incomplete case to court.

Sithole is expected to be joined by another legal services manager, Neels van der Merwe.

They will be asked about the legal fees the office has incurred over the years, following judicial reviews.

The committee is expected to continue sitting over the weekend to hear testimony from two more witnesses, as it seeks to complete its list of witnesses and give Mkhwebane the floor to present her evidence.

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