Carl Niehaus mocked for ‘rent-a-crowd’ public protector protestNovember 24, 2022
Carl Niehaus and some of his fellow comrades gathered at the Constitutional Court (Con-Court) today to protest “against the ongoing persecution of Busisiwe Mkhwebane, our public protector”.
This while the ConCourt heard applications to appeal the Western Cape High Court’s decision declaring Mkhwebane’s suspension invalid.
Niehaus said his protest outside the Con Court was a “clarion call to support our public protector in her fight with the white establishment, imperialism, oppressors and those against the poor and marginalised”.
As per his call-to-action: “Advocate Mkhwebane against the Democratic Alliance and Cyril Ramaphosa”.
Back in March, the Democratic Alliance called for the immediate suspension of the public protector “given the numerous negative judgements expressed against Mkhwebane”.
Supporters and critics shared their thoughts under the hashtag #HandsOffThePublicProtector”. We’ve included some of the best responses below.
“I always support you uncle Carl Niehaus but not on this one. I hold a different feeling about the PP.”
Another pointed out how Niehaus “mobilised some of the people who are jobless, starving and controlled through freebies when you [Niehaus] are dining at high-class restaurants”.
The Twitter user added: “The level of abuse those who you call comrades are subjected to by your kind is concerning”.
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Wow! Well done. From 1 person at the last protest to 22 people at the protest.Congrats— Paulo da Silva (@Paulo43898014) November 24, 2022
Good luck with yet another one man demonstration.— Mpho Mashala (@mashalamd) November 24, 2022
Tsek. You are bored— david sambo (@sambonchadi) November 24, 2022
How many people need to be there to constitute a picket?— Brian Kitchin (@BrianKitchin) November 24, 2022
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Rent a crowd…….— Shane (@ShaneVStraaten) November 24, 2022
Picketing with a suit , nice ????— ???????????????????? (@ghetto_prisoner) November 24, 2022
That “Our” hits different when it’s you saying it Carl????????— Tebogo M???????????????? (@tngobz) November 24, 2022
Oupa dried fruit do you think you will intimidate concourt judges for this incompetent woman. Busi is politically stained.— Paul haps Maema (@HapsMaema) November 24, 2022