She might be going through a difficult period, but Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane can still afford to get her dancing shoes on.
On Tuesday evening, Deputy Public Protector Kevin Malunga shared a video of himself and Mkhwebane dancing.
They were part of a group of ombudsmen unwinding after a long day’s work at a conference in Gaborone, Botswana.
Mkhwebane is seen in the video getting her groove on, seemingly carefree despite all her troubles back home.
There have been calls for her removal from office following the recent Constitutional Court ruling against her.
The Court upheld a personal costs order against Mkhwebane, meaning she would have to cough up close to R1million in legal fees.
None of that was on her mind as she waltzed away on Tuesday.
The clip warmed the hearts of South Africans on Twitter. Many lauded Mkhwebane for her “free-spirited” nature.
Mkhwebane is such a free spirited human being, no trace that so much is happening around her.Zondwa Zintshaba
Our Public Protector is having fun!@Lehlohonolo_13
Mkhwebane and Malunga have been attending a three-day African Ombudsman and Mediators Association (AOMA) Southern African Regional meeting.
Mkhwebane, who is also the President of AOMA, gave a keynote address at the meeting.
Her topic was, “Re-energising the Ombudsman in Southern Africa.”