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Mkhwebane wants Zille and de Lille charged with contempt of the Public Protector


Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane says her office will initiate proceedings to charge the Mayor of the City of Cape Town Patricia de Lille and Premier of the Western Cape Hellen Zille with contempt of the Public Protector. 

The public protector says she'll be following up on complaints about the poor living conditions in Masiphumelele near Fish Hoek.

Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane has continued her office's national roadshow, inspecting various communities that have laid complaints with her office.


Mkhwebane had subpoenaed Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille to attend the Masiphumelele inspection but they apparently could not make it.

Mkhwebane has had to replace her stilettos with flat shoes to comfortably march through the muddy littered pathways of Masiphumelele's Section A and Section Z.

Mkhwebane shielded her nose from an overpowering stench emanating from broken communal toilets.

Community leaders and activists showed Mkhwebane the pipes where raw sewage apparently flows past homes.

Mkhwebane says she will urgently deal with the complaints.
“People will still be living like this, and it’s raining and it’s not a healthy environment. Hence coming back to say ‘how can we find a quick solution. Moving people, resolving the issue, working together.”
Mkhwebane says she will also be addressing the mayor and premier's failure to adhere to the subpoena to attend because it's in contempt of the Public Protector's office.
Khabza Mkhize

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