Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane. File picture: Henk Kruger/African News Agency (ANA)
Johannesburg – A showdown is looming between Busisiwe Mkhwebane and the Public Servants Association over the employment of the public protector’s chief executive Vussy Mahlangu.

This is despite Mkhwebane’s office announcing on Friday that Mahlangu had resigned and his last day of work is January 31.

The PSA had in December made a Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) application enquiring about circumstances into the appointment of Mahlangu, who was dismissed as a deputy director-general in the department of rural development and land reform.

The union had, through a letter sent via Sefanyetso Attorneys, asked if Mahlangu had disclosed in his CV and interview his disciplinary record at his previous employment before he was hired at the public protector’s office.

It also asked if he had been vetted, subjected to integrity checks and underwent security clearance, among other things.