Committee on Section 194 Enquiry

National Assembly Committee

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The Committee was established on 7 April 2021, and has 26 members representing each of the 14 political parties represented in the National Assembly. Only 11 will be voting members of the committee, with 15 non-voting members.


On 21 February 2020, the DA Chief Whip, Ms Natasha Mazzone, submitted a motion to the Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Thandi Modise, in terms of Rule 129R of the National Assembly rules for the initiation of proceedings, more particularly an inquiry to determine whether the Public Protector should be removed from office on the grounds of misconduct and/or incompetence.

Following the declaration by the Speaker that the motion was in order, an independent panel was appointed to conduct and finalise a preliminary assessment to determine whether there is prima facie evidence showing that the Public Protector has indeed committed misconduct, or is incompetent and to make recommendations in a report to the Speaker.

After gathering evidence and listening to inputs – including some from Adv Mkhwebane herself – the panel said it had found substantial prima facie evidence of incompetence and misconduct – and Parliament could go ahead to form a committee to impeach her. See panel report here.

Guided by the report of the independent panel, the National Assembly decided during a 16 March 2021 sitting whether it agrees with the panel, and whether a Section 194 inquiry should be held or not.

275 MPs voted in support of the establishment of the inquiry, 40 voted against and one abstained. Hansard record here.

Committee on Section 194 Inquiry documents:  

No results.

22 Aug 2023 PP Inquiry day 82: Adv Mkhwebane submissions: consideration; Final Committee report: adoption
11 Aug 2023 PP Inquiry day 81: Committee Report
30 Jul 2023 PP Inquiry day 80: Committee Report deliberations
28 Jul 2023 PP Inquiry day 79: Second Recusal Application; Committee Report
09 Jun 2023 PP Inquiry day 78: Adv Busisiwe Mkhwebane (postponed); way forward
07 Jun 2023 PP Inquiry day 77: Inquiry resumption; Allegations against Chairperson
02 Jun 2023 PP Inquiry day 76: Tabling of correspondence; Revised Committee Programme
17 May 2023 PP Inquiry day 75: Adv Busisiwe Mkhwebane (Hearings postponed)
08 May 2023 Adv Busisiwe Mkhwebane testimony (postponed)
18 Apr 2023 PP Inquiry day 73: Evidence Leaders
14 Apr 2023 PP Inquiry day 72: Evidence Leaders

There are no questions at this time.

There are no bills related to this committee.

2023 36 meetings Attendance rate 60%
2022 50 meetings 68%
2021 2 meetings 83%
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Secretaries of Committee:

Thembinkosi Ngoma

Tel: 021 403 3733

Cell: 083 709 8407

Email: [email protected]

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