Recently axed Public Protector advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane was announced as a member of the EFF on Monday. Mkhwebane says she is joining the EFF because she believed in its seven cardinal pillars and wished to continue to protect South Africa.

She also clarified that the EFF was her first political home and that she was never part of the African National Congress.

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“I joined the EFF because I could relate to their seven cardinal pillars,” said  Mkhwebane.

“Our people are landless, and the EFF is saying that they would expropriate land without compensation. I believe that the State should be creating and enabling an environment for the poor and marginalised, especially on issues of the economy,” she added.

Busisiwe Mkhwebane joins the EFF 
Busisiwe Mkhwebane during a media briefing 


“I could relate to the EFF. As Public Protector, I said I would protect the poor and marginalised. So with the EFF, I can continue to do that. I am not joining the EFF for positions.

“I was dealt harshly by the ANC and DA. At the end of the day, I could stand this treatment to expose them for not being there for the poor and marginalised,” she said.

Mkhwebane was officially introduced as an EFF member during a press briefing organised in the Thembisile Hani Local Municipality.

Mkhwebane was recently removed as a Public Protector after over 80% of Members of Parliament voted to impeach her.

They supported the Section 194 Committee’s finding that Mkhwebane was incompetent, guilty of misconduct and unfit to hold office.