Speaker of South Africa’s National Assembly Thandi Modise appointed experienced jurists Justice Bess Nkabinde, advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza, SC, and advocate Johan De Waal, SC, to an independent three-person panel which will determine whether there is a prima facie case for Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s removal. This, News24 reports, after the National Assembly last year adopted rules for the removal of a head of a Chapter 9 institution, such as the Public Protector. Mkhwebane is meanwhile challenging the removal proceedings in court.