Mkhwebane impeachment inquiry chair says won't recuse himself

Mkhwebane impeachment inquiry chair says won't recuse himself

The chairperson of the parliamentary committee established to probe the fitness to hold office of suspended public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane says he won't recuse himself.

Section 195 chair Richard Dyantyi
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Richard Dyantyi has been accused of being unfair and biased against Mkhwebane.

The Section 194 inquiry was halted last month to probe the validity of a submission by Mkhwebane's legal representative Dali Mpofu for the chairperson to recuse himself.

On Monday, Dyantyi said he will continue to lead proceedings, as Mkhwebane failed to establish the facts that indicate bias on his part. 

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"I am satisfied, for the reasons set out below, that there is no basis for me to stop discharging the important public function with which I have been charged. 

"I remain open-minded in my conduct with the proceedings and can say with certainty that I have not reached any firm conclusions in relations to any content of the motion. 

"I have no preconceived notions as to the outcomes of the committee's work," he added.  


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