The office of the Public Protector has confirmed its CEO Advocate Louisa Zondo has resigned citing personal reasons.
Zondo will serve one month's notice after tendering her resignation on Tuesday.
The CEO's resignation comes less than three weeks into new Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's seven year term.
There is already speculation that Zondo is leaving due to lack of faith in Mkhwebane.
The is something fishing fishes here why is the Public Protector CEO resigning few weeks after Mkhwebane hired 😲— #StopWomenAbuse (@mahlatseTalks) November 2, 2016
Public Protector CEO resigning is proof of Mkhwebane's successful implementation of staff purge as recommended by Jimmy Manyi— Monghadi Mazambi (@MonghadiMazambi) November 2, 2016
I suspect that the Public Protector CEO can't live with the pressure from Number 1, now being channeled through the new Public Protector— Dennis, TheBushFundi (@TheBushFundi) November 2, 2016
proof that when zuma cronies come into office, good people leave— Horizontal Latitude (@Avuxeni_) November 2, 2016
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Zondo tendered her resignation yesterday and Mkhwebane will have to make a call about appointing a successor.
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