Home Affairs rubbishes Mkhwebane ‘spy’ claims

Cape Town – The Department of Home Affairs rubbished claims that Public Protector nominee Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane worked for the State Security Agency (SSA) while stationed at the South African embassy in China.

”That’s not true,” department spokesperson Mayihlome Tshwete said on Wednesday after the DA dropped the bombshell claim that she had been a spy when posted to China for the department.

”She worked for State Security after working for the Department of Home Affairs,” said Tshwete.

”She never worked for State Security [while with home affairs].”

 Mkhwebane declared her job as an analyst at the SSA in her interview with the parliamentary committee tasked with choosing somebody to succeed outgoing Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.