Public protector interviews set to run from early morning until midnight

14 shortlisted candidates for the position of of public protector will be interviewed by a parliamentary ad hoc committee on Thursday.

The interviews are set to start at 07h45 running through to midnight. The process will be made public and can be viewed on YouTube.

However, Corruption Watch says its concerned that the long hours set aside for the interviews could be extremely taxing on both the ad hoc committee and the candidates.

Kavisha Pillay, Campaign coordinator at Corruption Watch says they understand why all candidates have to be interviewed in one day, but they are also worried that candidates who are going to be interviewed later in the day are going to be extremely disadvantaged.

This is an important job and there is a lot of information to be processed and a lot of questions to be asked of candidates. We are just concerned with whether each candidate will have a fair and equal chance

Kavisha Pillay, Campaign coordinator at Corruption Watch

Pillay says they are concerned that ad hoc committee members will be extremely exhausted and their patience running low later in the day. She says it would've been better if the interviews were spread over two days.

Listen to the full conversation below:


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